Just two of the 34 cardiac arrest patients were female, the findings showed.
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when an electrical impulse goes awry and the heart suddenly stops beating, halting blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Of the nearly 5,000 sudden cardiac arrests identified by the scientists, 34 were linked to sexual activity.
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But new research on which a number of prestigious institutions - including Helsinki University Hospital in Finland and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA - collaborated has revealed that it is unlikely that cardiac arrest will occur during sexual intercourse. More than 4,500 cases since 2002 were examined as part of the study, and only 34 cases occurred during or within an hour of engaging in sex. Fear of post-sex heart failure has been bolstered by plot lines on TV shows like Mad Men, but in reality, "the risk is very small", senior author Dr. Sumeet Chugh tells NBC. We believe very strongly that our audience should have an opportunity to discuss and debate events in our world, however, we have not been able to moderate the comments as well as we would like.
There are a lot of unknown variables that could have affected the data-drug use, frequency of sex-but all things considered sex-induced SCA is rare enough that most people shouldn't worry about it.
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More men suffer cardiac arrest during sex than women, research suggests. The majority of cases were men who had a previous history of heart diseases. Even though all the cases of SCA the researchers included were brought on by partnered sex-meaning, they were all witnessed by someone-in only one-third of them did that partner attempt CPR.
Looking at the numbers, the researchers concluded that the overall risk of cardiac arrest being triggered by sexual activity was low, and even lower for women. Just 12% of patients in the study survived.
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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.