’Sex Talk’ Eases Fear of Sex After Heart Attack
posted: 06/05/2010 7:04 pm
"'Sex Talk' Eases Fear of Sex After Heart Attack: More Patients Rekindle Sex Lives if Their Doctors Discuss When It's Safe to Resume Sex"
By Salynn Boyles WebMD Health News, reviewed by Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC
New research suggests that when doctors do not discuss when it's safe to resume sexual activity following a heart attack, patients are less likely to be sexually active after recovering. Alternatively, when doctors initiated conversation about sexuality and recovery, patients were more likely to reconnect to their sex lives sooner.
For those curious about the risks of heart attack associated with sexual activity, the statistics are comforting. According to the article, "The chance that sex will trigger a heart attack is about two in a million in a healthy person without heart disease. In people with heart disease, that risk increases to one in 50,000, but this is still extremely low. And no increase in risk is seen in heart attack survivors who exercise regularly."
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