Sexual activity in patients with heart failure

Anneleen BAERT, Sofie PARDAENS, Delphine DE SMEDT, Dirk DE BACQUER, Els CLAYS

Although heart failure (HF) patients often consider sexual activity as an essential aspect of quality of life (QoL), studies concerning this topic are rather limited and are often dispersed. Factors influencing sexual activity involve physical symptoms and dysfunctions, as well as emotional and psychological concerns. Sexual counselling and exercise training are expected to have an effect. The aim of this study is to investigate this effect, using an mHealth application in HF patients.

Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Event: 
23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, Prague, Czech Republic