New Report: Sex Has Little Effect On Heart Disease

A leading doctors group is weighing in on one of the least discussed issues facing heart attack survivors -- is it safe to have sex?

In its first science-based recommendations, the American Heart Association says having sex only slightly raises the chance for a heart attack. And that's true for people with and without heart disease.

The recommendation says if a person is healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, that individual can have a love life.

The lead author of the report says many heart patients don't think twice about climbing stairs, yet many worry that sexual activity will cause another heart attack, or even sudden death.

There's also no evidence showing that heart patients have more sex-related heart attacks than people without cardiac disease.


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  • by Sadly True on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:34 PM
    They're just not doing it right is all...
  • by concerned! on Jan 20, 2012 at 07:03 AM
    to Blah, God created sex for 1 man and 1 women for the lenght of their life.. READ your BIBLE!
    • reply
      by God created sex ? on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:07 PM in reply to concerned!
      Are you sure? Seems like the Devil might have had a hand in there. (wink)
  • by Pigman on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:37 AM
    If I does I will die happy !
  • by Pigman on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:37 AM
    If I does I will die happy !
  • by BLAH on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:27 AM
    When you get to a certain age you find that sex is way over rated especially with the same woman every time.
    • reply
      by Anon on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:50 AM in reply to BLAH
      Married to the wrong woman then.
      • reply
        by Aren't We All? on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:06 PM in reply to Anon
        I know a bunch of guys that married the wrong woman, many times!
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:21 AM
    It would be interesting to see who funded the grant for this project..... people have been having sex for - hmmmmmmm ...... how long? This is ridiculous.
  • by Ha! on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:54 AM
    Do you really think that would stop anybody? Heck, AIDS & HIV are everywhere, yet people keep on bothering each other.
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