Heart Attack Survivors Advised to Discuss Sexual Activity with Doctors to Resume Sex Life

A report from the American Heart Association has suggested that heart attack survivors, who want to resume their sex lives effectively, need to have a detailed discussion with their respective doctors. In case they fail to do so, they will find many difficulties in bringing back the same charm in their sexual relationships, the report added.

The report further claims that the sexual activity reduces in the year of the attack.

The study involved 1,184 male and 576 female mild heart attack survivors. It was found that only 40% of the males and 20% females preferred talking about sex with their doctors.

Further, one-third of the men reportedly resumed to sexual activity in contrast with 40% of the women, one year following the attack. This implied that men and women are likely to lose interest in sexual activity after attacks by 1.3 and 1.4 times, respectively.

Lead author of the study, Stacy Tessler Lindau said sexual activity forms a vital part of human life.

"Sexuality is an important part of life throughout life, and most heart attack patients are sexually active. For the most part, physicians just aren't discussing this topic with their patients after a heart attack”, he quoted.

Lindau further stated the team needs to study the recommendations of the doctors.