Sex rarely causes cardiac arrest, study finds

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Susan Perry Despite it being a somewhat frequent plot twist in movies, dying from a sudden cardiac arrest while engaging in sex is not a common occurrence, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.In fact, the study found that only about 1 in 100 deaths from sudden cardiac arrest in men and about 1 in 1,000 of such deaths in women could be linked to sexual activity.That’s less than 1 percent of all deaths from sudden cardiac arrest. “People will ask their doctors if sex increases their risk of sudden death, and we’ve never had the answer before because there never was a study,” said Dr. Sumeet Chugh, the study’s senior author and a cardiologist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in...

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