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December 18th, 2014

Demystifying the Taboo of Sex Counseling After Acute MI

Stacy Lindau discusses her research group’s study of sexual-activity counseling for adults, age 18 to 55, in the U.S. and Spain during the first month after acute MI.


July 29th, 2013

Sex and the Cardiac Patient Should Not be a Taboo Subject

It’s not an easy conversation to have. After a heart attack or other major cardiac event, talking about sex is awkward, and often avoided by patients, their partners, and physicians. But a new consensus statement from several major cardiology organizations urges physicians to get over their reluctance or embarrassment and counsel their cardiac patients about […]


June 18th, 2012

Sexual Outcomes Following an MI: Let’s Talk About Sex, Doc

Emily Abramsohn discusses her research on sex and mortality after an MI, and how doctors can better communicate with their patients about this issue.


March 22nd, 2011

Good News And Bad News About Physical And Sexual Activity and Cardiac Events

The bad news is that physical and sexual activity can trigger acute cardiac events. The good news is that the immediate increase in risk becomes much smaller with more frequent activity, and the long-term overall benefits of activity remain unchallenged. These are the key findings of a meta-analysis by Issa Dahabreh and Jessica Paulus published […]