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Heart-stopping sex is rare, but men are most at risk

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Heart-stopping sex is rare, but when it occurs it usually happens to a man, says one of the first large studies to examine sudden cardiac arrest during or just after sex. Sex is linked to about 1 in 100 sudden cardiac arrests in men and 1 in 1,000 in women, according to the study presented Sunday at a scientific meeting of the American Heart Association and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “The findings are reassuring,” for people with heart disease concerned that sex might be dangerous, said senior author Sumeet Chugh, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. “Now we can tell them the risk is very low.”  Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when an electrical malfunction causes the heart to stop beating. Most victims die. The medical condition is different from a heart attack, in wh…

Importance of A Normal Heart Rate

Your heart rate:  it's a simple number but probably not something you know off the top of your head like your height or weight.  But knowing your heart rate is one key to knowing the overall health of your heart.   Emily Shiffer of MensHealth.com explains why.



What Is A Normal Heart Rate - A Men's Health Article