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OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by mrag » November 13th, 2017, 4:47 pm

This just in-go at it:
Many men with heart disease fear that having sex could kill them, but new research shows the danger is slight. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute reported Sunday at an American Heart Association conference that only one in every 100 cases of sudden cardiac arrest in men occurred after sexual activity. But 94% of those victims had a history of heart disease, NBC News reports. The study, to be published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, was the first to look at whether sexual exertion can trigger a heart attack, notes Live Science. Fear of post-sex heart failure has been bolstered by plot lines on TV shows like Mad Men, but in reality, "the risk is very small," senior author Dr. Sumeet Chugh tells NBC. Chugh's team analyzed 4,557 cardiac arrests that occurred between 2002 and 2015, and found that 34 happened within one hour of sexual intercourse. [key point, try and make 61 minutes]

Sudden cardiac arrest, which killed Tom Petty, takes place when an electrical impulse goes haywire and the heart stops beating. There are often no warning signs. Still, the danger is far greater for men: Only two of the heart attacks studied involved women. The majority of victims were middle-aged and African-American men, per the BBC. But CPR can make a life-or-death difference. CPR was performed in only one-third of cases studied, prompting Chugh to urge the "importance of (teaching) bystander CPR for sudden cardiac arrest, irrespective of the circumstance." Another study found that children as young as 6 can learn CPR, per the BBC. (A boy with an unusual condition went into cardiac arrest after biting into a hot dog.)
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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by KansasAl » November 13th, 2017, 6:13 pm

Since beta-blockers, alpa-blockers(carvedilol) and diuretics are all libido killers I would gladly suffer a shock if I could have sex. :bang:

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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by slk123 » November 13th, 2017, 9:38 pm

Unless I'm reading it wrong, this article talks about heart disease, then SCA, then heart attack. I'm not sure what to take from it all because it seems as if these terms are used interchangeably. One of the biggest problems when talking about the heart.
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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by KansasAl » November 13th, 2017, 10:28 pm

Stacey, your muddying the waters with terminology issues. mrag wanted us to all be aware of the importance of CPR and that everybody should take lessons, even the youngsters. Never know when gramps may need a laying on of the hands.

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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by mrag » November 14th, 2017, 7:34 am

mrag wanted us to all be aware of the importance of CPR and that everybody should take lessons, even the youngsters
With all those drugs, the still man has his sense of humor ;-) There are situations where CPR can be quite useful eg. children and drowning. And there are a few members that say they are still here because of CPR. For the older folks though, there can be some real downsides, the least of which is broken ribs, permanent brain damage followed by a case of death. The survival rate for an Out of Hospital (OOH) event with good neurological function remaining is alleged to be 8.3% which sounds like a 1 in 12 chance. Yippee

The flip side is what happens with the remaining 11 out of 12? Have a nice day.
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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by mykidsmom » November 14th, 2017, 7:43 am

well my girlfriends daughter....was in bed..her hubby aged 34 was at "work" when she got a call from some strange woman screaming her hubby was dying....so she had to call 911 and send the ambulance to where he was...yes the girlfriends house..then rush to the hospital....yes...hed had a sudden heart attack brought on by guilt he said ....anyways he was in pretty bad shape...so when things settled down she took him home to look after him and help him on his road to recovery..he used go for walks when things got better...she still hadnt figured out what they were actually going to do relationship wise she wasnt sure she wanted to carry on...anyways all this was fine and dandy till she got the next call...oh yes..him again in a neighbours bed this time..lol...she did call the ambulance but instead of going to the hospital with him she went to a lawyers lol.....extra marital sex wasnt doing him any good...she got the house and kids
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Post by ROBO Pop » November 14th, 2017, 1:04 pm

And All this time, I thought we were talking about that rare long sought after KILLER SEX which clearly none of us have ever had...SCA and a smile is a dead give away.
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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by dick » November 16th, 2017, 6:54 pm

Let's cut to the chase. Women can fake anything. For men, do you wake up with a "woody?" I've been told, if not, cialis, viagra won't work, save your $10 a pill. Question: If no woody, does cialis, viagra still work? Or are we talking close enough?

I mean who gives a dam about dying with an SCA, Rockefeller didn't.

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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by kiwiguy » November 16th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Mrag I don't know what you read but you always find the best articles. I was in the saddle when I had my MI. Luckily I was close to the end of the ride lmao4dx

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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by mrag » November 16th, 2017, 10:22 pm

Well I hope you made it back to the ranch.
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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by TruckerRon » November 16th, 2017, 11:44 pm

You're all missing the obvious point: Women are not experiencing mind-blowing, heart attack-causing sex as often as the men are. Shame on you guys... you gotta learn how to please your women!
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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by ROBO Pop » November 17th, 2017, 12:25 pm

I found if you wake the ladies up first it helps
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Re: OT: News of Great Interest-Sex and SCA

Post by TruckerRon » November 17th, 2017, 1:45 pm

This fits, I think:

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