Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

14 November, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Kelly Sanders
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The demographic most likely to suffer SCA from sex appeared to be middle-aged African-American males with a history of heart disease and who were likely already taking heart medication.

"Previously we would say the risk is probably low, but we don't know how low", Chugh noted.

Just 34 out of the 4,557 heart failures inspected happened amid or inside one hour of sex and 32 of those influenced were men. The risk of that happening is very low, according to a new study.

The study also showed that patients whose heart attacks were linked to sexual activity had higher rates of ventricular fibrillation - a serious cardiac rhythm disturbance - and tachycardia, a higher-than-normal heart rate.

"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", said lead author Sumeet Chugh.

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is vital during a cardiac arrest. Black men are more at risk than other populations, accounting for 19 percent of sex-related cardiac arrest.

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

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Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is when the heart suddenly stops beating; it usually occurs without warning.

Sexual movement was related in less than 1% of the cases.

Dr. Martha Gulati, chief of cardiology for the University of Arizona College of Medicine, said, "Although a lot of us think sex requires an intense level of activity, even in the most extreme situations it's not as intense as people imagine it".

There are many unknown variables that could have affected the data (drug use or frequency of sex, for example) but all things considered, sex-induced SCA is rare enough that most people shouldn't worry about it. This happened mostly because only one-third of those who collapsed during received CPR, which could have increased survival chances.

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

He said it shows the need for people to be educated about how to administer CPR. However, a closer look at the study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association revealed another far more reassuring statistic.

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