Young people often have sexual problems after heart attack

Young people often have sexual problems after heart attack

After a heart attack get a lot of relatively young patients with sexual problems. Women camps more often than men, according to a study from the University of Chicago.

The researchers analysed data from more than 2,800 people who have a heart attack survived. The participants were 18 to 55 years, of whom two-thirds are women. The results published in the scientific journal JAMA Cardiology.

Of those before the heart attack were sexually active, took 64 percent of the men and 55 percent of the women are not more sexual activities in the first month after the heart attack.

Less sense

In particular, women were in the first year after the heart attack with sexual problems. So two out of five women a year after the heart attack still a decreased libido. 22 per cent had suffered from vaginal dryness.

More than 20 percent of the men had to do with erectile dysfunction and almost the same number of men had less sense. A year after the heart attack was 94 percent of men and 91 of women again sexually active.


“We know that several factors contribute to less sex after a heart attack,” says cardiologist Glenn Levine at Everyday Health. “Often, patients have concerns about sex or they are afraid to begin.”

Patients with diabetes and a lot of stress had more sexual problems than other survivors of a heart attack. The researchers also discovered that patients sex previously postponed if they are not with their doctor about sex talked.

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