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    LUGO MATA, Álvaro Rafael. Sexual activity after myocardial infarction in patients of two hospi-tals in Maturin, Venezuela. August 2015 - May 2016.. SCIENTIFICA [online]. 2016, vol.14, n.1, pp. 13-16. ISSN 1813-0054.

    Introduction: Sexual activity is an important factor in a patients' quality of life, which decreases with age and is affected by numerous conditions. Objective: To determine the prevalence of sexual activity and function in patients with myocardial infarction. Materials and Methods: An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study using a structured interview conducted on 294 patients with diagnostic of myocardial infarction in the cardiology department of the "Dr. Manuel Núñez Tovar" and "Simón Bolívar" hospitals in Maturin-Venezuela during the time period of: August 2015 - May 2016. Results: 163 (55,4%) patients were male and 131 (44,6%) were female. 128 (43,5%) patients were over 60 years of age. 65,6% (n=193) reported having resumed sexual activity between 1 and 3 months after myocardial infarction and 11,9% (n=35) had not resumed sexual activities since the infarct. Of those who had resumed sexual activities, 64,1% (n=166) have sexual relations every 3 to 11 days, 45,2% report a decrease in frequency and 74,9% were never satisfied with the time to reach orgasm. Only 31,3% (n=92) of all patients said they had received sufficient information from the medical staff about the resumption of sexual activities while 20.1% (n = 59) said they had not received any information. Conclusion: Sexual activity is affected after myocardial infarction in the majority of patients

    Palabras llave : Sexual activity; myocardial infarction; Venezuela.

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