You get 10x more cardiac arrest during sex

World November 14, 2017 12:00

amsterdam - If men get a cardiac arrest, that happened in one hundred cases during sex. In women, the number is much lower, so suggests scientific research from the United States.

The researchers studied family reports of 4, 500 people died of cardiac arrest. They also viewed data from ambulance services. It was possible to see what the sudden deaths were at the moment.

'People often ask doctors or sex to increase the risk of cardiac arrest,' says head investigator Sumeet Chugh opposite EurekAlert. 'Until now, we could not give a good answer. It was never investigated. Fortunately, the risk is very small. '

Women seem to run little risk: only one in a thousand cases of cardiac arrest led back to a romance.

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