Sex can put men at heart attack risk
New Delhi: A brand new examine says that males having a historical past of heart problems could also be at extra threat of dealing with a sudden cardiac arrest throughout or after having intercourse, says a examine.
The examine which has been led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed that though the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest may be very uncommon, survival charges in such circumstances stay low.
It’s as a result of, the companions failed to instantly carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which may save extra lives, the researchers stated.
“Regardless that SCA throughout sexual exercise was witnessed by a companion, bystander CPR was carried out in solely one-third of the circumstances,” stated Sumeet Chugh, Affiliate Director on the Cedars-Sinai Coronary heart Institute.
For the examine, revealed within the Journal of the American School of Cardiology, the group examined data of greater than four,500 cardiac arrests over a interval of 13 years in individuals above 18 years.
Out of those solely 34 have been throughout or inside an hour of getting intercourse, and 32 of these have been males, who have been already taking medication for coronary heart situations.
Sufferers who skilled sudden cardiac arrest associated to sexual exercise additionally had the next fee of ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia than those that didn’t.
Just one-third of those SCA circumstances acquired bystander CPR. This low bystander CPR fee accounted for lower than 20 per cent of sufferers who survived to hospital discharge, the researchers famous.
Furthermore, some circumstances of SCA after sexual exercise can also contain drugs, stimulants and alcohol use, the researchers stated.
“These findings spotlight the significance of continued efforts to teach the general public on the significance of bystander CPR for SCA, regardless of the circumstance,” Chugh added.
(With IANS inputs)