Sex myth hurts heart attack survivors
Thousands of heart attack survivors are too worried to resume sex because they fear it will trigger another attack, claim researchers.
The myth that sex is a dangerous activity for heart patients is blighting their love lives.
In fact, only about one percent of all heart attacks occur during sex.
Experts blame doctors for not talking to patients about the matter.
More than half of men and two thirds of women don’t get any advice on it when they leave hospital, a study suggests.
This makes them up to 40 percent more likely to have a non-existent love life a year later, say researchers.
Only two out of five men and one in four women talked to their doctor about sex in the year following the attack.