Sex: Good for Your Heart

  • Topic Info:You may be hesitant to get frisky after a cardiac event and worry that it could make your ticker worse.

    You may also fear the worst case scenario: having a heart attack while engaged with your partner.

    The good news is that less than one percent of acute heart attacks are linked to sex, according to a 2012 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

    With clearance from your doctor, you can engage in sexual activity after a cardiac event. In fact, sex is great for your heart. Sex is good aerobic exercise that engages the large muscles in the body. It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and is good for your emotional health.

    Listen in as Dr. Jennifer Haythe discusses how sex is good for your heart.
  • Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD