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Latest News from the ISSM - July 7, 2017 Member Login
Most Heart Patients Happy with Relationships, Despite Sexual Problems

In spite of sexual issues associated with cardiac disease, patients' relationships tend to stay strong, according to a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study.

Researchers surveyed 201 people who had undergone cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland. Eighty-eight percent were men.

When asked about their sexual activity during the previous month, about two-thirds of the respondents had had sex at least once, but the remaining third had not had sex at all.  About a third of the men had trouble with erections, and problems reaching orgasm affected about one in five women.

However, over 70% of the respondents said they were having pleasurable sex and affection with their partner, although communication was poor for some couples.

More details on the study are available here.

New Research: 3D Photography and Peyronie's Disease

Our website's latest research summary will be of particular interest to clinicians who treat men with Peyronie's disease.

"Three-Dimensional Photography for Quantitative Assessment of Penile Volume-Loss Deformities in Peyronie's Disease" by Ezra J. Margolin, BA, et al. was published online in April in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

This proof-of-concept study discusses the use of 3D photography to assess penile deformities in men with Peyronie’s disease. It focuses on volume-loss deformities, which may or may not occur with penile curvature.

Please click here to see the summary.

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