Sexual activity rarely a heart-stopping activity

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For many men the idea of dying during or shortly after sex is considered among the best ways to go, but new research suggests it is actually quite rare.

Engaging in sex is rarely a heart-stopping activity, according to a new study. The patients who did were more likely to be male, middle-aged, black and have a history of cardiovascular disease, according to the ACC.

"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.

In total, the scientists identified 4,557 SCAs in Portland during the 13-year study period. As the same situation is visualized in a number of dramatic series where an older man can get a heart attack during sex.

"Even though SCA during sexual activity was witnessed by a partner, bystander CPR was performed in only one-third of the cases", Chugh said in the release.

Survival often depends on how quickly patients receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or chest compressions, which can help restore circulation and maintain blood flow to vital organs.




Put another way, less than 1 percent of the deaths from sudden cardiac arrest were related to sex.

Cardiac arrest involves the abrupt loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. Patients who experienced SCA related to sexual activity also had a higher rate of ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia than those who did not.

It also found that sudden fatal heart attacks among people with a pre-existing heart condition were not significantly more likely to be triggered by sex. However, a closer look at the study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association revealed another far more reassuring statistic. Almost 20 percent of people survived in sex-related cases, compared to only about 13 percent survival odds for other patients.

Dr Chugh said: "These findings highlight the importance of continued efforts to educate the public on the importance of bystander CPR for sudden cardiac arrest, irrespective of the circumstance".

The study found that only one in three people who had heart attack during sex received any CPR from their partner.

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