Are you afraid you might have such good sex that your heart just stops beating? There’s absolutely no need to worry about it, as a recent study discovered it rarely happens that a person should suffer a cardiac arrest during sex. However, if it does happen after all, men are more at risk of suffering it.
You’re unlikely to suffer a cardiac arrest during sex
Sex is probably the most enjoyed type of physical activity among people, and some of them it might come with some risks. Too much effort is usually bad for the heart, and some might be afraid they might suffer a cardiac arrest right in the middle of the enjoyable activity. Fortunately, researchers have good news, as this is highly unlikely to happen.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that cardiac arrest during or after sex affects only one in 100 men. For women, the numbers look better, as the risk rate is one to 1,000. Sumeet Chugh, the lead author of the study, encourages people not to be afraid.
“The findings are reassuring. Now we can tell them the risk is very low.”
Few of the sex-related victims had received CPR
The study analyzed a number of 4,557 cardiac arrest cases which have occurred in Portland, Oregon, over a period of a few years. From all these cases, only 34 of them took place either during sex or soon after. Also, almost all cases occurred among men, namely 32 of them.
However, researchers couldn’t tell why this happened. They think men might have a bigger overall risk, or maybe some other factors were involved which the study didn’t account for. From all the participants to the study, only 12 percent survived. This happened mostly because only one-third of those who collapsed during received CPR, which could have increased survival chances. Such observations are a bit odd, since the cardiac arrest didn’t occur when they were alone.
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