20 Jan '12, 2am

If you can climb the stairs, your heart's fit for sex, US heart association says

CHICAGO - Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you are healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a love life. In its first science-based recommendations on the subject, the American Heart Association says having sex only slightly raises the chance for a heart attack. And that is true for people with and without heart disease. Surprisingly, despite the higher risk for a heart patient to have a second attack, there is no evidence that they have more sex-related heart attacks than people without cardiac disease. Many heart patients do not think twice about climbing stairs, yet many worry that sexual activity will cause another heart attack, or even sudden death, said Dr Glenn Levine, lead author of a report detailing the recommendations and a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houst...

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