Is Sex Safe After A Heart Attack?

A sexy couple cuddling in front of a bed

Heart attack survivors are more likely to resume their sex lives if doctors reassure them it’s safe, a new study shows.

University of Chicago Medicine researchers surveyed nearly 1,900 heart attack survivors for the study. Among patients who were sexually active before their heart attack, those who received counseling about sex before they were discharged from the hospital were 1.5 times more likely to carry on with their sex lives.

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Patients who did not receive medical advice about their sex lives often either unnecessarily delayed their return to sexual activity or refrained from sex altogether.