Risk of Cardiac Arrest Low During Sex

According to research presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, the risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest during or within 1 hour of sex is less than 1%.

The study, published by Dr. Sumeet Chugh of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, looked at data collected in the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study (Oregon SUDS) database between 2002 and 2015.

Dr. Chugh emphasized that survival was higher in the group of patients who received CPR, re-emphasizing the importance of teaching CPR in the general population.

For more details on this study, see these stories:

Newsweek

NBC News

Minn Post

 

 

BNP and Troponin Levels in HCM: USEFULNESS OF BLOOD TESTS 

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Doctors from Cedars-Sinai Hospital Center for HCM and Aortopathies say that certain blood test results  – specifically BNP and Troponin levels – are useful in evaluating HCM patients, particularly with respect to risk stratification and guidance of medical therapy.