Men more at risk of rare heart attack after sex

Fewer than one in five men who suffer cardiac arrest during sex survive — because their partners do not know CPR

But it can't give a more detailed risk analysis on how likely sex is to trigger a heart attack compared with resting or other activity without knowing how frequently these people were having sex.

Though almost 90 percent of those suffering cardiac arrest out of a hospital die, CPR can double or triple a person's chance of surviving, according the American Heart Association.

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.

Existing research had linked sexual activity to heart attacks, and researchers wanted to test the prevalence of sex-induced SCAs. However, a closer look at the study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association revealed another far more reassuring statistic. In cases like these, "only five or six of them will have a heart arrest". "Heart attacks occur when there is a blockage in one or more of the arteries to the heart, preventing the heart from receiving enough oxygen-rich blood", notes WebMD. Cardiac arrest may occur with no warning and is often fatal if not treated within minutes.

In addition, African Americans comprised 7.8 percent of the sudden cardiac arrests in the study, but nearly 19 percent of the sexual activity-related cardiac arrests.

Dr Chugh and his colleagues in California examined hospital records on cases of cardiac arrest in adults between 2002 and 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Such observations are a bit odd, since the cardiac arrest didn't occur when they were alone. Patients who experienced SCA related to sexual activity also had a higher rate of ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia than those who did not.


Most of the cases were men with a history of heart disease.

The figures were for sudden cardiac arrest, as opposed to a myocardial infarction, which is what is better known as a heart attack. That's a rate of just 0.7 percent, the researchers noted.

The scientists also found that in about two-thirds of the cases, even though a partner was there during the cardiac arrest, that partner did not perform CPR on the victim.

Only one-third of these SCA cases received bystander CPR.

The study wasn't a controlled experiment created to prove whether or how sex might contribute to the odds of experiencing or surviving sudden cardiac arrest.

Despite what's portrayed on television and in movies, SCA triggered by sexual activity is an uncommon plot twist in the real world, senior study author Sumeet Chugh, MD, said in a release from the American College of Cardiology. It is not the same as a heart attack, in which blood flow to the heart is blocked.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chinese worldwide students targeted in ransom scam found safe
Nov 14, 2017 - 01:07
She was last seen wearing a knee-length brown jacket with a white scarf, blue track trousers and black and white shoes. Investigators say Juan Wen Zhang, 20, who went missing on November 8 in Toronto was located on Saturday in Montreal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sean Hannity fans boycott Keurig, but will it make a dent?
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:56
As an outcry mounted over the interview , Keurig said it would pull its Fox News ad. Meanwhile, others applauded Keurig's decision and mocked the call for a boycott .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers take NY subway ride following Monday shootaround
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:55
Dallas is definitely-I know they're excited he didn't go there. We're competitors and we try to get all the wins we can get.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Colin Kaepernick named GQ 'Citizen of the Year'
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:48
And while the story discusses Kaepernick's supposed fight for racial justice, but it managed to get in some shots at president. Football legend Jim Brown has changed his mind about the national anthem protest, telling TMZ Sports he is "fine" with it now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liam Miller, former Manchester United and Celtic midfielder, undergoing cancer treatment
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:46
John Hartson , who played alongside Miller at Celtic, tweeted: "My thoughts are with Liam miller and his family this morning. Friends and ex-team-mates of Liam Miller have revealed the former Celtic midfielder is battling cancer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Carbon emissions to reach new highs this year
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:46
An increase in burning coal in China, in particular, is likely responsible for much of the projected increase in carbon emissions. It estimates that 37 billion tonnes of Carbon dioxide will be emitted from burning fossil fuels , the highest total so far.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 6 iPhone X Issues Apple Inc
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:45
For reference, the current iPhone X has a 5.8-inch OLED display, whereas the iPhone 8 Plus has a display size of 5.5 inches. All the malfunctions are covered by warranty so those experiencing problems should visit Apple sooner rather than later.

Introducing the PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:43
Time to get your FUS RO DAH on, because Skyrim VR is available to pre-order now (Amazon Prime members can save 20-percent). The $449.99 PlayStation VR Skyrim Bundle is the complete bundle that has everything needed to play any PSVR game.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sweden shatter Italy's World Cup dream
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:43
Ireland take on Denmark in Dublin on Tuesday, with the tie finely poised at 0-0 after the teams' draw in Copenhagen on Saturday. That is the only regret I have and certainly not that I am finishing my career, because time passes and it's only right.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top American Tower boosts India presence with $1.2B site deal
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:43
Further, SG&A associated with the assets is expected to be less than Rs 1 billion (approximately $10 million) for the first year. The Board has approved the execution of a share purchase agreement amongst ATC Telecom Infrastructure, the Company and ICISL.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Patriots notebook: Outspoken Martellus Bennett returns to lineup
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:43
And then after trying to get it fixed and getting waived, you just get that vengeance in your heart. "Then [expletive] it. The tight end, who the Green Bay Packers waived on Wednesday, is dealing with a shoulder injury, which requires surgery.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:41
Trump and Kim have engaged in name-calling in recent months as tensions between the two countries increase and North Korea continues expanding its nuclear program.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GM reveals its 'fastest, most powerful' vehicle in 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:40
Naturally, the package outlines a number of items in orange, including the brake calipers, rockers, and seat belts, among others. The ZR1, which goes on sale spring 2019, will be offered with a choice of two aero packages: "Low Wing" and "High Wing".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alibaba is slipping despite a record-setting Singles Day
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:39
While that's only half the growth rate a year ago , the event still dwarfs others such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Investors closely watch the headline number, though some analysts say the way it is calculated is too opaque.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Galaxy A5(2018) leaked, here is what we know
Nov 14, 2017 - 00:35
It is speculated that this particular model of the A series will bag an improved camera, in comparison to its predecessors. Likewise, we know that Samsung will stick to the same pattern and launch the Galaxy A series smartphones next year too.