Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 209–214

Cardiovascular risks of sexual activity

  • Arshad M. Safi
  • Richard A. Stein

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-001-0054-6

Cite this article as:
Safi, A.M. & Stein, R.A. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2001) 3: 209. doi:10.1007/s11920-001-0054-6


The risks associated with sexual activity relate in part to the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular response to sexual activity. This review addresses this subject and reviews studies that directly address the cardiovascular risk associated with sexual activity.

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© Current Science Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arshad M. Safi
    • 1
  • Richard A. Stein
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyThe Brooklyn Hospital CenterBrooklynUSA