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Among those under 50, sex rarely leads to sudden cardiac death


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JAMA Cardiology
Reuters Health - 13/01/2022 - Sudden cardiac death in those under 50 is rarely associated with sexual activity, a new study finds. An analysis of data from nearly 7,000 cases of sudden cardiac death revealed that just 17 were related to sexual intercourse, researchers report published in JAMA Cardiology. "We believe these findings provide some reassurance that engaging in sexual activity is relatively safe in patients with a cardiac condition, especially younger (aged less than 50 years) individuals," Dr. Mary Sheppard of the University of London and colleagues write. To take a closer look at whether sex causes sudden cardiac death, the researchers turned to a database of sudden cardiac death cases that were referred to the center for cardiac pathology at St. George's University of London between 1994 and 2020. Before the cases were referred, they underwent a detailed autopsy to exclude non-cardiac causes. The researchers defined sudden cardiac death (SCD) as...


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