Few Cases of Cardiac Arrest Occur During Sex

Francis Osborne
November 14, 2017

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.

Scientists say the key to surviving is calling the emergency services immediately and starting treatment.

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute reported that only 34 out of 4,557 sudden cardiac arrests reported between 2002 and 2015 in Portland, Ore., occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse.

The more disturbing finding, according to Chugh and his team, was that other people who witnessed the sudden cardiac arrest, like a sexual partner, only performed potentially life-saving bystander CPR about one-third of the time. "The risk is very small".

Another study looked at 246 people who had heart attacks in various scenarios and found that those who did during sex fared particularly badly. Of those cardiac arrests, 32 were men.

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Overall, 94 percent of the people who went into cardiac arrest during sex were men, according to the research. On average, these patients were more likely to be male, middle-aged, African-American and have a history of cardiovascular disease, with a majority taking cardiovascular medication.

During intimacy died from cardiac arrest 30 people, 15 of them felt unwell after sex.

Cardiac arrest results in more than 300,000 deaths each year in the US alone, the researchers say. This low bystander CPR rate accounted for less than 20 per cent of patients who survived to hospital discharge, the researchers noted.

Together, researchers suggest that CPR training is clearly warranted, but the worry that friskiness can halt a heart is not. But it again highlights the need to educate the public about the importance of CPR for sudden cardiac arrest-which is when an electrical glitch in the heart causes it to stop beating.

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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