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But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the. Men are more likely than women to have their heart stop as a result of sex.

Just two of the 34 cardiac arrest patients were female, the findings showed. But overall, sex was linked to only 1 percent of all cardiac arrests that occurred in men. Other heart experts said they weren’t surprised by the results. Sex just isn’t as strenuous as.

But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the. But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports.

Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the. But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and 2015.

That’s a rate of just 0.7 percent, the researchers noted. But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and 2015. That’s a rate of just 0.7 percent, the researchers noted.

But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and 2015. That’s a rate of just 0.7 percent, the researchers noted.

Of those cases, 18 occurred during sex and 15 immediately after sex. Men are more likely than women to have their heart stop as a result of sex. Just two of the 34 cardiac arrest patients were female, the findings showed. But overall, sex was linked to only 1 percent of all cardiac arrests that occurred in men.

Other heart experts said they weren’t surprised by the results. But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and 2015. That’s a rate of just 0.7 percent, the researchers noted.

But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and 2015. That’s a rate of just 0.7 percent, the researchers noted.

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Although sexual activity requires only a slight increase in energy expenditure for most men in most circumstances, there is a small absolute increase in risk of an adverse cardiac event occurring during sex or within 2 h of sexual activity (49).

“Male Sexual Function: A Guide to Clinical Management” by John J. Mulcahy
from Male Sexual Function: A Guide to Clinical Management
by John J. Mulcahy
Humana Press, 2007

Patients who can undergo three to five metabolic equivalents of energy expenditure during exercise without ischemia have a very low risk of ischemia during sexual activity (Levine et al., 2012).

“The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician” by Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP
from The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician
by Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP
Springer Publishing Company, 2015

As you now know, other heart conditions may also disrupt the heart’s rhythm and lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

“The Haywire Heart: How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart” by Christopher J. Case, Dr. John Mandrola, Lennard Zinn
from The Haywire Heart: How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart
by Christopher J. Case, Dr. John Mandrola, Lennard Zinn
VeloPress, 2017

Although instances of cardiac arrest during sexual intercourse are uncommon, people with heart disease often approach the issue of physical intimacy with fear and dread (Debusk, 2000).

“Handbook of Health Social Work” by Sarah Gehlert, Teri Browne
from Handbook of Health Social Work
by Sarah Gehlert, Teri Browne
Wiley, 2011

While having sex in an unfamiliar place or with a new partner can cause additional stress on the heart, even these kinds of activities do not lead to heart attacks very frequently.

“Sex and Sexuality: Sexual function and dysfunction” by Richard D. McAnulty, M. Michele Burnette
from Sex and Sexuality: Sexual function and dysfunction
by Richard D. McAnulty, M. Michele Burnette
Praeger, 2006

The absolute risk of sexually triggered myocardial infarction is low, because the baseline risk of myocardial infarction is low for most individuals and the increased risk due to sexual activity is transient.

“Sports Science Handbook: I-Z” by Simon P. R. Jenkins
from Sports Science Handbook: I-Z
by Simon P. R. Jenkins
Multi-Science, 2005

Potential fear of cardiac arrest during sexual activity should be eradicated as soon as possible by assuring clients and their partners that this risk is only 1.2% and that sex accounts for only 0.5–1.0% of all acute coronary incidents (DeBusk, 2000).

“Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention” by Ilene Morof Lubkin, Pamala D. Larsen
from Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention
by Ilene Morof Lubkin, Pamala D. Larsen
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2013

Fewer than 1% of myocardial infarctions occur during sexual intercourse, and only about 0.6% of sudden cardiac deaths may be related to sexual activity [40].

“The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine” by Waguih William IsHak
from The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine
by Waguih William IsHak
Springer International Publishing, 2017

The intact vagi are sensitive to hypoxia, and stimuli such as tracheal suction can induce bradycardia and cardiac arrest (Figure 83.12).

“Neurology in Clinical Practice: The neurological disorders” by Walter George Bradley
from Neurology in Clinical Practice: The neurological disorders
by Walter George Bradley
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004

Whether sexual activity produces a cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension or, because of a Valsalva maneuver, hypotension, it may cause an episode of transient global amnesia (see Chapter 11).

“Kaufman's Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E-Book” by David Myland Kaufman, Mark J Milstein
from Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E-Book
by David Myland Kaufman, Mark J Milstein
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

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  • Dr., at about 6:00 you state incidence was 28 per 100,000 life years. Perhaps you said it and I did not hear it but the incidence should be 0.28 not 28, correct? Thank you.