Sex rarely makes heart stop, study shows

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As a middle-aged chap I was somewhat disheartened by yesterday's report in The Times that men are more likely to die during sex than women.

Odds of CPR were better, however, in sex-related cases.

"People will ask their doctors if sex increases their risk of sudden death, and we've never had the answer before because there never was a study", Dr. Sumeet Chugh, the lead author of the study and the associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said in a statement. "But mostly I feel it's reassuring data".

"Previously we would say the risk is probably low, but we don't know how low", Chugh noted. Bystander CPR happens when a witness performs CPR until medical personnel arrive - and it can double or triple a victim's survival rate, according to the American Heart Association.

In total, the scientists identified 4,557 SCAs in Portland during the 13-year study period.

The experts claimed that despite the myth that sex might cause a heart attack, especially in older men, this is not the case. Just two of the 34 cardiac arrest patients were female, the findings showed.

In any case, sex is an uncommon trigger for sudden heart failure.

Sex just isn't as strenuous as people believe.

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Cardiac arrest results in more than 300,000 deaths each year in the USA alone, the researchers say.

Scientists did find, however, that certain characteristics seemed to correspond with those who had a heart attack under these circumstances.

These new data may help inform discussions between healthcare providers and patients on the safety of sexual activity.

Compared with others who had sudden cardiac arrest, people with an arrest associated with sexual intercourse were more likely to be male (94 percent).

About 19 percent of the patients in sex-related cardiac arrest cases survived their ordeal, compared with an average survival rate of around 10 percent nationwide, he said.

Dr Chugh stated: "These discoveries feature the significance of proceeded with endeavors to instruct people in general on the significance of onlooker CPR for sudden heart failure, regardless of the condition".

A research letter published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology said that only a very tiny number of heart attacks have something to do with sex.

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