Extracorporeal treatment with low intensity shock-wave therapy (LI-ESWT) is a recently introduced non-invasive method which purposes the restoration of the pathophysiological alterations at the base of vasculogenic ED in male patients. The evidence in favour of the neoangiogenic potential of this treatment derived from in vitro studies and on animal models. The purpose of this study, in which the Power Doppler method was applied, is to demonstrate ‘objectively’ the real efficacy of LI-ESWT at the level of the microcirculation of the corpora cavernosa (neoangiogenesis) in patients affected by vasculogenic ED. Data from this study show, for the first time, that LI-ESWT treatment promotes neovascularisation of the functional arteries in patients affected by vasculogenic ED.

Li-Eswt improves hemodynamic parameters thus suggesting neoangiogenesis in patients with vascular erectile dysfunction

Capogrosso P.;Deho' F.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Extracorporeal treatment with low intensity shock-wave therapy (LI-ESWT) is a recently introduced non-invasive method which purposes the restoration of the pathophysiological alterations at the base of vasculogenic ED in male patients. The evidence in favour of the neoangiogenic potential of this treatment derived from in vitro studies and on animal models. The purpose of this study, in which the Power Doppler method was applied, is to demonstrate ‘objectively’ the real efficacy of LI-ESWT at the level of the microcirculation of the corpora cavernosa (neoangiogenesis) in patients affected by vasculogenic ED. Data from this study show, for the first time, that LI-ESWT treatment promotes neovascularisation of the functional arteries in patients affected by vasculogenic ED.
2021
Scroppo, F. I.; Pezzoni, F.; Gaeta, F.; Pastore, L. A.; Malfatto, M.; Cai, T.; Capogrosso, P.; Deho', F.; Zucchi, A.
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