Sex and the heart: what is the role of the cardiologist?

  title={Sex and the heart: what is the role of the cardiologist?},
  author={Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat and Marjorie Stanek and Morris N. Kotler},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={22 3},
Sexual activity is a concern both for patients with coronary artery disease and physicians taking care of these patients. Sexual counselling is an important component of treatment for post-myocardial infarction patients. Therefore, it is essential for the cardiologist to understand the physiological and haemodynamic changes that occur during sexual intercourse. It should also be borne in mind that several cardiac medications prescribed by cardiologists are responsible for sexual dysfunction… 

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