Heart patients are usually worried that they may suddenly die while having sex, but a new study suggests otherwise. As per the study sexual activity seldom cause cardiac arrest in a person.
The research found out that sex is linked to mere one percent of all the cardiac cases.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute had analysed cardiac arrest cases that took place in Portland, Oregon from the year 2002 to 2015.
The results indicated that only 34 out of the about 4,550 cases of cardiac arrests were actually linked to sexual activity.
It was revealed that sudden cardiac arrests took during sexual intercourse in 18 such cases. Fifteen cardiac arrests cases were reported after the intercourse took place.
As a matter of fact, only two cases involved women. This indicated that men are at higher risk to experience cardiac arrests during a sexual activity.
Overall, the team of researchers found out that sexual activity was associated with less than one percent of the cases of cardiac arrest.
The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
As per Dr. Sumeet Chugh, the research aimed to raise public awareness regarding the importance of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a sudden cardiac arrest.