Myocardial infarction and sexual activity of the female patient.

  title={Myocardial infarction and sexual activity of the female patient.},
  author={Costas Papadopoulos and Claire Beaumont and S I Shelley and P Larrimore},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={143 8},
Although successful rehabilitation of cardiac patients should include consideration of their sexuality, there is a paucity of data regarding the sexual activity of female patients who have had myocardial infarctions. We report on interviews with 130 such patients. Sexual concerns soon developed in 30% of those sexually active before the myocardial infarction. Fear of resumption of sexual activity was expressed by 51% of the patients and 44% of the husbands. Sexual activity was not resumed by 27… CONTINUE READING

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