Watch out guys!!
Can having sex stop your heart suddenly? A new study suggests that, although it may happen, it is very rare.
In this study, researchers analyzed information from more than 4,500 people who experienced cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart stops beating abruptly because of problems related to the electrical activity of the heart.
The study found that among these cases, less than 1% of cardiac arrests occurred during or immediately after sexual activity.
The study is the first to examine sexual activity as a potential trigger for sudden cardiac arrest in the general population, the researchers said. The results were presented today (November 12) at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association in Anaheim, California, and are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
“Although sudden cardiac arrest is a devastating condition with a high risk of death, it is unlikely to occur during sexual activity,” said Dr. Sumeet Chugh, medical director of the Heart Rhythm Center. Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. in Los Angeles and lead author of the study.
“This is an insurance that can now be provided to heart disease patients, and will be based on real data, “said Chugh Live Science.
In the rare cases where sex was linked to cardiac arrest, almost all cases – 94% – were men, the study found that in men, about 1 in 100 of cardiac arrests were sex-related. , compared with only 1 in 1,000 cases among women.
People who experienced cardiac arrest during intercourse tended to be slightly younger, about 60 years of age on average than those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest at other times, averaging about 65 years.
But those who had sudden cardiac arrest during sex were just as likely to have a heart condition or take heart medications like those who have had a sudden cardiac arrest at other times.
The study also found that although sudden cardiac arrest related to sexual activity was generally observed by the person’s partner, bystander CPR was performed in only one-third of the cases. (Bystander’s CPR is a CPR performed by a witness until the arrival of an ambulance.) These results highlight the need to inform the public about the importance of CPR for patients with sudden cardiac arrest. said the researchers.