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Sex is OK After Heart Attack, Study Suggests

Nov 17, 2015

In addition, men who experience erectile dysfunction (ED) as a side effect of heart medications should talk to their doctor.

ED can be treated with prescription drugs, but mixing these drugs with heart medication can cause a dangerous interaction.


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Resources

American College of Cardiology

“Sex Does Not Increase Heart Attack Risk”

(Press release. September 21, 2015)

http://www.acc.org/about-acc/press-releases/2015/09/21/13/29/sex-does-not-increase-heart-attack-risk?w_nav=S

HealthDay

“Heart Attack Shouldn't End Your Sex Life”

(September 21, 2015)

http://consumer.healthday.com/cardiovascular-health-information-20/heart-attack-news-357/heart-attack-shouldn-t-end-your-sex-life-703452.html

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Rothenbacher, Dietrich, MD, MPH, et al.

“Sexual Activity Patterns Before Myocardial Infarction and Risk of Subsequent Cardiovascular Adverse Events”

(Preview. September 2015)

http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=2442717&resultClick=3

Pulse Headlines

Cardona, Gabriela

“Having Sex is Safe After a Previous Heart Attack, Study Suggests”

(September 23, 2015)

http://www.pulseheadlines.com/sex-safe-previous-heart-attack-study-suggests/6457/

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