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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Heart attack survivors 'fear sex'

Heart attack survivors are highly likely to avoid sex, fearing it could kill them, US researchers say. The team told an American Heart Association meeting that those whose doctors failed to talk to them about sex were most likely to avoid it.

In terms of sexual activity, the study of 1,184 men and 576 women who had experienced heart attacks were asked about their sexual activity prior to and after having a heart attack. They were assessed one month after their heart attacks, and then again after a year. The men were more likely to be sexually active prior to the heart attack.

What this tells you is that life needn't end just because you have a dodgy ticker. In fact, most studies will tell you that having an active sex life is extremely healthy, and those who reduce this or don't have a sex life after major heart surgery (or simply a heart attack) that doesn't require major treatment are in fact putting themselves back in danger by changing their sexual habits and proclivities.

So what's the moral of the story? More sex please we aren't British!

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