Do I Need To Take Any Precautions If I Remain Sexually Active After Getting A Pacemaker?

Question: Can I still be active sexually if I get a pacemaker? Do I need to take any precautions?

Answer :Well, you can be sexually active with a pacemaker and there really is no problem with that. The only potential issue is that some pacemakers have what's called rate response which means that with activity or movement, the heart rate will go up. And so, it's possible that during sexual activity, the heart rate may speed up a little bit more than would be expected. But other than that, there really is no trouble with sexual activity and pacemakers, and I recommend that my patients who want to engage in sexual activity and have pacemakers really can do what they would like to in that regard.