Sexual Counseling for Individuals With Cardiovascular Disease and Their Partners

American Heart Association:  July 29, 2013

After a cardiovascular event, patients and their families often cope with numerous changes in their lives, including dealing with consequences of the disease or its treatment on their daily lives and functioning. Coping poorly with both physical and psychological challenges may lead to impaired quality of life. Sexuality is one aspect of quality of life that is important for many patients and partners that may be adversely ffected by a cardiac event. The World Health Organization defines sexual health as “… a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.  Read More