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-- back outside a house call the doctor some good news this morning for our patients.
-- say if you're healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without getting chest pains are gasping for breath.
You can handle.
Doctor some -- gonna make a lot of people -- That's right do you remember the movie something's got to give we Jack Nicholson and they ask you can go up to look pathetic -- -- -- flight so.
Stares he can actually have sex and hopefully -- Jack Nicholson there was a beautiful woman waiting up there.
But look American Heart Association came up with the fact that if you have a stable heart disease.
You can actually go ahead and engage in sexual activity -- -- jeopardizing your life.
Actually these sexual activities responsible for the less than 1%.
Of heart attacks -- doesn't put a lot of pressure on your heart.
And this was a big discussion between us doctors and the patients and out we know that it's -- you need to speak to doctors if you're not taking any nitroglycerin.
You can take some of the medications such as Viagra -- turns Dallas and continue to have a great sex -- and that's really big news.
Actually to add to that.
You have to -- to your doctor because you can't know with your symptoms are stable or unstable they can tell you in the Jack Nicholson movie is a perfect example there's so much -- you should have been doing all that.
But but he always had a good time if you're gonna -- from most people this is a very very.
Good thing and these new guidelines in the American Heart Association goes a long way towards calming people down.
And telling them that sexual activity is part of normal life and if you can do exercise you probably can have sex.
Interestingly married men who were having affairs.
Did worse than than people who stay -- -- same partners so in other words it's the usual sexual relationship that's probably the safest but again.
Probably safe this is great that these guidelines came out.
But talk to your physician behind it and it also work the other way around actually the first sign of heart attack now.
-- erectile dysfunction because those arteries are much smaller than orders in the heart so when I see someone very young in the practice and as needy.
That could be an early sign of heart disease so we can work both who has been behind something watch thank you -- -- also.
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