Hyperemic stress test in diagnosis of vasculogenic impotence

Donald Bell, Ronald Lewis, Morris D. Kerstein

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A hyperemic stress test was used to determine vasculogenic impotence in 100 men (50 potent, 50 impotent). Normal potent males had a resting penile: brachial index ratio of 0. 75 and uniformly demonstrated a hyperemic response to the cuff occlusion stress test with a mean of 20 per cent increase in penile pressure. Penile blood pressure did not increase in impotent men, and often it decreased in response to the stress test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-613
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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