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Enlarged Heart and Sexual Activity | Ask the Expert
Great question, and one we get asked often. As well as the use of Viagra. Sexual activity is generally categorized under vigorous physical activity. Patients with known heart conditions need to consult with their physician before taking vasodilators (vigara) or engaging in vigorous physical activity. The specefic answer to your question depends on what you mean by an "enlarged heart". Your cardiac Ejection Fraction, function of your heart valves, and staurs of your coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply the heart) would determine whether you could engage in vigorous physical activity. The real answer will be obtained by a frank conversation with your physician. Hopefully knowing that this is a common question, will make it easier for you to talk to your physician. Even if you are not ready for that activity yet, you could start a conditioning program with your physician that could lead to that ultimate goal.
Men's Health,Heart Health,

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Can you participate in sex with an enlarged heart?

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Junaid Khan, M.D.Junaid Khan, M.D.Cardiovascular SurgeryAlta Bates Summit Medical Center
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Junaid Khan, M.D.Cardiovascular SurgeryAlta Bates Summit Medical Center

Dr. Junaid Khan's professional interests include; minimally invasive surgery, robotics surgery, surgery for atrial fibrillation, treatment of chronic angina, transmyocadrial evasularization, advanced mitral valve repair techniques and thorascopic lobectomy for lung cancer.

Great question, and one we get asked often. As well as the use of Viagra. Sexual activity is generally categorized under vigorous physical activity.

Patients with known heart conditions need to consult with their physician before taking vasodilators (vigara) or engaging in vigorous physical activity.

The specefic answer to your question depends on what you mean by an "enlarged heart". Your cardiac Ejection Fraction, function of your heart valves, and staurs of your coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply the heart) would determine whether you could engage in vigorous physical activity.

The real answer will be obtained by a frank conversation with your physician. Hopefully knowing that this is a common question, will make it easier for you to talk to your physician. Even if you are not ready for that activity yet, you could start a conditioning program with your physician that could lead to that ultimate goal.

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