How heart-stopping is sex, really?

How heart-stopping is sex, really?

How heart-stopping is sex, really?

FEWER than one in five men who suffer a heart attack during sex survive, research shows.

A United States study of sudden cardiac arrests found only a third of cases that occurred during sex received "bystander CPR".

In an analysis of 4,557 adult cases of cardiac arrest in a Northwestern US community between 2002 and 2015, only 34 of them occurred during or within an hour of sexual intercourse.

"Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the electrical system to the heart malfunctions and suddenly becomes very irregular. and blood is not delivered to the body".

Research has found men are far more likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest and keel over during or after sex than women. A 2011 study by researchers at Harvard found that sex is easier than working out on a treadmill - and the heart rates of the men in the study rarely rose above 130 beats a minute.

Cardiac arrest involves the abrupt loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness.

This varies from a heart assault, where blood stream to the heart is blocked.

Are you afraid you might have such good sex that your heart just stops beating?

In fact, the team discovered that only 0.7 of all sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) cases were related to sexual activity.

The researchers noted that sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 300,000 people in the USA every year and physical activity, particularly when the person is not accustomed to it, is linked to a higher risk of the condition.

The study, led by Dr. Aapo Aro, of Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, may put some minds at ease about the risks of sex.

However, journal publisher American College of Cardiology said that the researchers did not have information on how often the victims had sex.

Almost 20 percent of the sex-related hearts attack patients survived, compared to just 12.9 percent of those whose heart attacks weren't linked to sex.

The average age was 60.3 years for people who had a heart attack during sex, compared to 65.2 years for sudden cardiac arrest not linked to the activity.

Researchers said the findings may help inform discussions between doctors and patients on the safety of sexual activity and highlight the need to educate the public on the importance of CPR for sudden cardiac arrest.

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