Sex and the broken heart
 
When can I start having sex again?
When can I start having sex again? <ul><li>After myocardial infarction or CABG </li></ul><ul><li>After angioplasty or sten...
When can I start having sex again? <ul><li>After myocardial infarction or CABG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After 2-3 weeks </li>...
What about sex with my angina?
What about sex with my angina? <ul><li>If stable angina and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can walk 1 mile in 20 minutes on the fla...
What happens if I get angina during or after sex?
What happens if I get angina during or after sex? <ul><li>Stand up or sit down to reduce cardiac output </li></ul><ul><li>...
What about sex with a regular partner?
What about sex with a regular partner? <ul><li>Heart rate rises to 110-130 per minute </li></ul><ul><li>BP rises to 150-18...
What about sex with someone else?
What about sex with someone else? <ul><li>Casual or extramarital sex </li></ul><ul><li>Heart rate rises to 200 per minute ...
Remember Erectile dysfunction can be a marker for cardiovascular disease
Reference British Journal of Sexual Medicine 2007: Vol 30 No 2 p 3
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Sex and the broken heart

  1. 1. Sex and the broken heart
  2. 3. When can I start having sex again?
  3. 4. When can I start having sex again? <ul><li>After myocardial infarction or CABG </li></ul><ul><li>After angioplasty or stent </li></ul>
  4. 5. When can I start having sex again? <ul><li>After myocardial infarction or CABG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After 2-3 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After angioplasty or stent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After 2-3 days </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. What about sex with my angina?
  6. 7. What about sex with my angina? <ul><li>If stable angina and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can walk 1 mile in 20 minutes on the flat or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can walk down 13 steps in 10 seconds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No change </li></ul>
  7. 8. What happens if I get angina during or after sex?
  8. 9. What happens if I get angina during or after sex? <ul><li>Stand up or sit down to reduce cardiac output </li></ul><ul><li>Take a measure of brandy or whisky to vasodilate </li></ul>
  9. 10. What about sex with a regular partner?
  10. 11. What about sex with a regular partner? <ul><li>Heart rate rises to 110-130 per minute </li></ul><ul><li>BP rises to 150-180 systolic </li></ul><ul><li>Workload rises to 3-4 metabolic equivalents (1 mile in 20 minutes on the flat) or Vigorous sex : 4-5 metabolic equivalents (a round of golf) </li></ul>
  11. 12. What about sex with someone else?
  12. 13. What about sex with someone else? <ul><li>Casual or extramarital sex </li></ul><ul><li>Heart rate rises to 200 per minute </li></ul><ul><li>BP rises to 210 systolic </li></ul><ul><li>80% of sudden cardiac death after sex </li></ul>
  13. 14. Remember Erectile dysfunction can be a marker for cardiovascular disease
  14. 15. Reference British Journal of Sexual Medicine 2007: Vol 30 No 2 p 3

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