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Risk of Myocardial Ischemia During Sexual Intercourse in a Male with Coronary Artery Disease

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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Description:

A male who has had a myocardial infarction may refrain from sex because of concern about having another infarct. In addition, risk factors and medications for coronary artery disease may contribute to erectile dysfunction. For most men with coronary artery disease the risk of having an acute myocardial infarction associated with sexual intercourse is very low and limited to about 2 hours during and after sex.

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