Clinical Trends for October 2016

Ryan Syrek

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October 28, 2016

Clinical Trend of the Week (October 1-7): Sex Free

A study involving the sexual activity of younger patients after an acute myocardial infarction (MI) resulted in this week's top search term. The findings revealed that one in 15 women and one in 20 men never again become sexually active after an acute MI at a young age. Among those who did return to sexual activity, more than 50% did so within 1 month after the event, and more than 90% did so within the first year. The study also found that few participants had any conversations with a physician about resuming sex. Given the popularity of this week's term, clinicians may be looking to change that.

For more on acute MI, read here.

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