If Salt & Pepa can encourage us to talk about sex, most certainly doctors can… at least they should.  However despite women being the usual initiator of this conversation, “most women don’t have discussions with their doctors about resuming sex after a heart attack even though many experience fear or other sexual problems.” said Emily M. Abramsohn, MPH, lead author and researcher for the TRIUMPH (Translational Research Investigating Underlying Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients’ Health Status) trial.

Fearful that resuming sexual activity may cause another heart attack women are looking to their doctors for guidance as to how soon they can get their groove back.


Nurse Alice Benjamin is a nationally board certified Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 15 years experience in cardiovascular health. She’s also appeared on a variety of radio shows across the nation as a health expert from Fox News affiliate radio stations, to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and Los Angeles radio stations KJLH, KDAY and KTLK. Follow Alice Benjamin on Twitter @AskNurseAlice.

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