Does sex trigger heart attacks?

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"Based on this data we now know that the likelihood of sex being a trigger for sudden cardiac arrest is extremely low", senior study author Dr. Sumeet Chugh, of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Heart Institute in Los Angeles, said by email. The majority of cases were men with a previous history of cardiovascular disease.

Research led by Dr. Sumeet Chugh, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, showed that after reviewing more than 300,000 cardiac deaths each year in the USA, less than 1 percent were linked with having sex. "Now we can tell them the risk is very low".

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

Anxious whether your heart is strong enough for sex?

"Performing CPR by bystanders until the ambulance arrives translates to significantly better survival for cardiac arrest", report author Aapo Aro said.

A new study may lay your fears to rest: The risk that sex would trigger a sudden cardiac arrest is exceedingly small.

The safety of sex comes up from time to time with patients who've suffered a heart attack or have been diagnosed with a heart problem, Goldberg and Gulati said. Patients who experienced SCA related to sexual activity also had a higher rate of ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia than those who did not.

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.

Your next romp with a paramour may blow your mind, but it's unlikely to stop your heart, according to research presented this weekend at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, California.

Only a third of those suffering from cardiac arrest from sex received potentially life-saving CPR-despite the likelihood that a partner was around to witness the arrest. Bystanders performed chest compressions on 27 percent of the non sexual activity patients, while 32 percent of the patients who had a sudden cardiac arrest during or immediately after sex received CPR.

The doctors behind the new research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, have stressed the importance of public education on CPR "irrespective of circumstance".

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