Can Sex Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

Can having sex cause your heart to suddenly stop beating? A new study suggests that, although this can happen, it's very rare. In the study, researchers analyzed information from more than 4,500 people who experienced sudden cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart abruptly stops beating due to problems with the heart's electrical activity. Among these cases, less than 1 percent of cardiac arrests occurred during or immediately after sexual activity, the study found. The study is the first to examine sexual activity as a potential trigger for sudden cardiac arrest among the general population, the researchers said. The...

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