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Sudden Cardiac Arrest During Sex Unlikely

CPR is often taught in local communities and online. If you are interested in learning CPR, ask your doctor about training sites near you.

For more information about sex and heart health, be sure to talk to your doctor. While sex is safe for most heart patients, it’s a good idea to discuss any concerns with a healthcare provider. You can also learn more with the following links:

Sex After Heart Attack – Is it Safe?

Sexual Counseling after Heart Attack

High Blood Pressure and Sexual Problems

Sex and Cardiovascular Health


American College of Cardiology

“Research Shows Low Chance of Sudden Cardiac Arrest After Sex”

(November 12, 2017)

American Heart Association

“About Cardiac Arrest”

(Updated: March 10, 2017)

“Odds of dying from sudden cardiac arrest due to sex is low, study says”

(November 12, 2017)

International Society for Sexual Medicine

“Is it safe for heart patients to have sex?”

“What should heart patients know about medications and sex?”

Mayo Clinic

“Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): First aid”

(October 31, 2017)

Medline Plus

“Cardiac Arrest”
(Page last updated: December 19, 2017)

Washington Post

Silverman, Ellie

“These scientists say you’ll probably never have heart-stopping sex”

(November 13, 2017)

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