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Sexual activity in cardiac patients [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2006; 6(3): 264-269

Sexual activity in cardiac patients

Özgür Kartal1, Ersan Tatlı2, Volkan İnal3, Levent Yamanel4
1Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Allerjik Hastalıklar Bilim Dalı, Etlik, Ankara, Türkiye
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye
3Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Acil Tıp, Anabilim Dalı, Etlik, Ankara, Türkiye
4GATA Acil Dahiliye Kliniği, Etlik, Ankara, Türkiye

The question “extents of sexual activity”, especially for a cardiac patient, seems enigmatic for patient himself and his physician. Cardiac patient`s prejudice is that limitation of sexual activity is necessary to avoid complications like myocardial infarction. This misconception worsensquality of life of patient which is already limited. In this kind of situations, a physician is supposed to answer lots of questions. Pa- tient's risk status should be interpreted and stratified by further examinations, before deciding to treat. Pharmacological and rehabilitati- ve modalities can be applied when indicated, on the other hand, majority of the patients are classified as low risk status that are assumed to be safe. A routine follow- up is recommended for this kind of patients by 6 months intervals, regardless the patient is under medication or not.

Keywords: İskemik kalp hastalığı, erektil disfonksiyon, takip ve tedavi, sildenafil sitrat

Özgür Kartal, Ersan Tatlı, Volkan İnal, Levent Yamanel. Sexual activity in cardiac patients. Anatol J Cardiol. 2006; 6(3): 264-269

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