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Latest News from the ISSM - November 20, 2015 Member Login
Sex After Heart Attack is Safe for Most Patients, Study Finds

Sex after a heart attack is a common concern, but most patients don't need to worry, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  

Sex is unlikely to trigger another heart attack, German scientists wrote, adding that sexual activity can be compared to a brisk walk or climbing two flights of stairs. 

The research team studied 536 patients between the ages of 30 and 70 who had had a heart attack.  The participants answered questions about their sexual activity in the year before their heart attack and were followed for the next ten years. 

Less than 1% had had sex within an hour of their heart attack.  Almost 80% did not have sex within the previous 24 hours. 

Over the next ten years, 100 adverse cardiovascular events occurred, but these episodes were not linked to sexual activity. 

Please see further information on this study here. 

2016 Membership Renewal

As 2016 approaches, we would like to again thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the International Society for Sexual Medicine. It is you, the membership community, who drives and shapes the ISSM.

In order to ensure that you will have uninterrupted access to all of ISSM's membership benefits, including the Journal of Sexual Medicine, we kindly ask you to pay your ISSM membership dues for 2015 in a timely manner either through one of our affiliated societies or directly with us through this link. Of course, if you have already paid your membership dues, we thank you.

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