Do not worry guys, as a little roll in the hay will not leave you with a heart problem.
A recent study published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology found that indulging in some sexy time post-heart attack is fine and will not put you at risk for any heart-related problems later on.
Getting lucky shouldn’t ever land you in the cardiac ward.
Researchers analysed survey data which was taken from a 10-year-long study where 536 patients had previously suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
They found no link between sexual activity and heart attack risks; be it prior to the heart attack or after their recovery.
Lead author of the study Dr. Dietrich Rothenbacher, from the Ulm University in Germany, said that “Based on our data, it seems very unlikely that sexual activity is a relevant trigger of heart attack.”
They found that 0.7 percent (3 people) of those asked reported any amount of sexual activity, masturbation included; an hour prior to their heart attack.
80 percent of patients said that their last sexual activity occurred a full day before with an ill-fated 14.9 percent having reported no sex in the past year prior to their attack.
No relationship was found between the extents of previously reported sexual activity to a later adverse cardiovascular disease. “They weren’t able to find out the amount of sex their participants were engaging in after their heart attack, the researchers cited research showing that it only slightly decreases from pre- to post-heart attack.”
Simply put, these findings support the notion that sex does not put much of a strain on the body, now put those egos aside. According to the authors, rolling around regularly in the hay is the equivalent to taking a brisk walk or climbing two staircases.
There might not be sufficient information given to patients when discharged from hospital by the doctors on sexual activity. ‘’ It is important to reassure patients that they need not to be worried about sexual activity and should resume their usual sexual activity.”
Now, whilst the green light may have been given to let your freak flag fly, you should be careful when taking medication for cardiovascular health especially if you’re taking sexual enhancement drugs.
Sources: Medical Daily, Journal of American College of Cardiology