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Heart attack survivors avoid sex

Study says survivors fear it could kill them

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Heart attack survivors tend to avoid sex out of the fear that it could kill them, according to U.S. researchers, who told an American Heart Association meeting that survivors were most likely to avoid it if their doctor didn’t talk to them about sex. In a study of 1,700 people, lead researcher Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau found the chance of dying during sex was “really small,” the BBC reports. In the study of 1,184 men and 576 women who had survived heart attacks, they were assessed one month after the event and then again a year later. Patients who’d been instructed on resuming sexual activity after discharge from the hospital were more likely to have sex in the following year.

BBC News

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