Scientists: Sex can't cause cardiac arrest

14 November, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Leticia Riley
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The study was based on data from the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, a collection of emergency medical service reports that contain detailed information on the causes and factors of cardiac arrest.

Research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017 contradicts a TV and movie myth that having sex is a common trigger for myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest.

But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. "Now we have data and we can say to them the risk is very low".

A sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the electrical system that controls the beat rate and rhythm of the heart malfunctions, causing the organ to beat dangerously fast and cease functioning effectively.

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"Even though SCA during sexual activity was witnessed by a partner, bystander CPR was performed in only one-third of the cases", Chugh said in the release.

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Sex resulting in death after a heart attack is a highly unlikely scenario, scientists have deduced.

Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were men.

Sudden cardiac arrest kills about 350,000 people every year in the United States. The researchers determined that the low bystander CPR rate accounted for the less than 20 percent of patients who survived to hospital discharge. As the same situation is visualized in a number of dramatic series where an older man can get a heart attack during sex.

Most of the victims of sex-induced heart stoppages were taking cardiovascular medications, an indication that these people had a history of heart problems - as opposed to dying during sex with no warning.

Dr Chugh said: "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".

Of the cardiac patients playing sports or exercising at the time of their arrest, almost all (95 percent) were in the presence of bystanders at the time and 80 percent received CPR from bystanders before getting to the hospital.

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