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Sex after an MI

Publication date: Thursday, 14 April 2005
Contributor(s): Professor Mike Kirby

Rehabilitation after a myocardial infarction (MI) includes all aspects of a patient's life – medical, physical and social. Sexual functioning is an important part of most people's lives. Fears about whether having sexual intercourse could trigger another heart attack is the question many post-MI patients want to ask but embarrassment may stop them. Giving accurate information about sex after an MI is just as much a part of patient education as telling them about cholesterol and blood pressure and can go a long way to helping recovery and preventing further problems such as sexual dysfunction.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 2, Number 1, February-March 2005
Print edition page(s): 18-21
Contributor(s): Professor Mike Kirby

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