Pacemaker implantation, or pacing of the heart, can be an effective treatment option to help patients restore normal heartbeat rhythms. This procedure has been shown to improve quality of life in patients with bradycardia, or low heart rate.

In addition, pacemaker implantation often has a positive effect on sexual function and intimacy in men with this condition who are affected by ED (Erectile dysfunction). Learn more about your options here and contact the UCSF Cardiac Electrophysiology office today at (415) 353-2737 to schedule your consultation with our team!

What is Pacemaker ?

A pacemaker is a small device that regulates your heart's rhythm. It has two leads, one of which is implanted into your heart and the other lead is attached to your chest. The pacsters sends an electric current to help regulate your heartbeat.

The most common reason for a pacemaker implantation is a slow or irregular heartbeat, or an electrical malfunction in the heart's natural rhythm-producing cells (the sinus node).

Patient case study

I am a 28-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with heart disease. I had been experiencing episodes of dizziness and feeling faint, so my doctor did an echocardiogram which found a hole in my heart and some damage to the left side of my heart.

I was told that I would need to have surgery to repair this issue and that it would involve implanting a pacemaker. I had never heard of a pacemaker before, but I quickly learned what they were and what they did.

The procedure sounded pretty scary and invasive, but my doctors assured me that the benefits of having one outweighed any risks involved.

What are the common causes of Erectile Dysfunction?

There are many different causes of erectile dysfunction, including physical and psychological factors. The physical factors may include cardiovascular disease or diabetes. The psychological factors may include depression, anxiety, or stress.

Erectile dysfunction is also common in men who have had prostate surgery. A study from 2002 found that up to 83% of men experience some degree of ED after radical prostatectomy. After recovery from surgery, the majority of these patients experience complete restoration of erectile function; however this does not occur for all patients.

Testosterone levels and ED

A 2016 study of 143 men who had a pacemaker implanted found that their Testosterone levels increased and their erectile dysfunction decreased. The study was published in the journal Heart Rhythm.

Lead researcher Dr. Yoon Jeong from Kyungpook National University Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, said that This is a significant finding because it is only recently that neurostimulation has been shown to be effective for ED. Visit

Non-medical Treatment Options

If you experience debilitating symptoms related to your heart, such as tachycardia or bradycardia, it is possible that a pacemaker will help. A pacemaker is a small device that is surgically implanted into your chest and connected to your heart.

It produces electrical impulses that regulate the contractions of your heart muscle and can reduce symptoms. If you're interested in exploring this option, consult with a cardiologist for more information and find out if it's right for you!

Treating with PDE5 Inhibitors

There are many studies that have shown a correlation between PDE5 inhibitors and pacemaker implantation for improving or restoring sexual functioning.

 This includes those patients with complete AV block (AVB) who may require dual-chamber pacing to maintain an adequate heart rate, including athletes who may benefit from an increased heart rate to be able to compete.

A dose of Cenforce 50 mg can be taken before physical exertion if necessary, but is generally taken at least 20 minutes before anticipated sexual activity.

The importance of ED surgery

ED surgery is a very common surgery and can be helpful in many ways. It can not only help you feel more confident, but it can also help your partner feel more comfortable around you. With ED surgery, you have a higher chance of getting an erection without medication.

ED surgery can also improve other symptoms that may accompany erectile dysfunction such as anxiety and depression. These are all reasons why so many people opt for this type of surgery.

Recovery after the operation

The surgery procedure is an outpatient one, so you will be able to go home the same day. You may need to take a few days off work to recover from the surgery, but you should be back in your usual routine within 2-3 weeks of your operation.

If you have any questions about this procedure or the risks and benefits involved, please ask our team for more information. We are always happy to help.