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This website provides a platform for education and research related to sexual intimacy, heart disease, and stroke.

Did you know that erectile dysfunction is a risk factor for heart disease? Talk to your healthcare provider about this.

The chance of a heart attack with sexual intercourse is generally believed to be less than 1%.

It is normal for both men and women to be concerned about return to sexual activity after a cardiac event.

Erectile dysfunction drugs should not be used with nitrates, such as nitroglycerine, as it may cause a severe drop in blood pressure and can be fatal.

If you feel your partner is overprotective regarding your heart problem, talk about it. Good communication about each of your concerns is essential.

Women may have just as many concerns about sexual activity as do men.

Being able to engage in moderate physical activity, such as walking a mile on a level surface, is one measure of being ready to resume sex.

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