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Sex after heart attack? Patients and doctors need to talk

Posted Jun 06 2012 10:40pm

It’s hard enough to experience a heart attack. You suddenly find yourself in a hospital room wondering what went wrong. Should I have exercised more? Should I have cut back on the french fries? Even at home, during recovery, you wonder if you’ll ever be able to resume a normal lifestyle

Many couples worry about sex following a heart attack.  Can we resume a normal sex life?

HealthDay.com has a revealing article on the subject. A new study shows that heart attack victims have a better chance of resuming a healthy sex life IF they get reassurance from their doctors.  Nearly 1,900 heart attack survivors took part in a study by University Of Chicago Medicine researchers.

The findings  show a surprising few doctors had this intimate discussion with their patients.

The study was published in the May 10 American Journal of Cardiology.


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