Can’t get an erection? You might have heart disease

Erectile dysfunction is a common but little-known warning sign for heart attacks and strokes. Seeking help early could save your life, as one man found out.
As a keen swimmer and golfer, 60-year-old Michael saw no reason to worry about his heart. So when an annual health check showed his right coronary artery was dangerously blocked, he was taken aback.

“I had an angiogram on a Monday. The surgeon came over straight away and told me they’d found a 99% blockage, and would be operating on my heart that Thursday,” he says. “It came as a shock as I’m pretty healthy, and I’d had no symptoms – no chest pain or anything like that. I felt absolutely fine.”

In fact, Michael did have a warning sign for heart disease: he had been having problems getting an erection.
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