Sexual dysfunction can be an unexpected part of cardiovascular disease for many patients and sexual issues should be raised in a sensitive manner.
- Primary care physicians and cardiologists can provide patients with cardiac disease with holistic care.
- Sexual function may be an early warning sign of cardiac disease.
- It is important to improve the quality of life and motivation for self-care in patients with cardiac disease.
- Patients with cardiac disease who are in relationships are in a two-person system and the sexual health of both partners needs to be considered.