Low‐Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Vascular Disease and Erectile Dysfunction: Theory and Outcomes

From the results of numerous preclinical and animal studies that have been done to date, sufficient evidence shows that the underlying mechanism of action of LI‐ESWT is probably neovascularization. Therefore, local application of LI‐ESWT to the corpora cavernosa may potentially act in the same mechanism and increase corporal blood flow.