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In its first science-based recommendations on the subject, the American Heart Association says having sex only slightly raises the chance for a heart attack. And that's true for people with and without heart disease.
Surprisingly, despite the higher risk for a heart patient to have a second attack, there's no evidence that they have more sex-related heart attacks than people without cardiac disease.
The doctors' group offers advice for heart patients based on scientific research involving sometimes provocative sex-related topics:
—Who's most at risk for sudden death related to sex? Married men having affairs, often with younger women in unfamiliar settings. Those circumstances can add to stress that may increase the risks, evidence from a handful of studies suggests.
Still, “sexual activity is the cause of less than 1 percent of all heart attacks," says the lead author of the report.
Married men having affairs, often with younger women in unfamiliar settings.
Great argument for prostitution. An old fart should be able to meet attractive young women in a familiar and comfortable setting.Now if only we can get Obamacare to pay for this fundamental human right... ;)
I've been trying to find the link, but a few years ago I came across an article on Denmark. Their social welfare system will pay for prostitutes to visit the residents of Old Age Homes. For both sexes.
Makes me proud to be a Dane, and guess where I'm retiring to?
All things considered I would far prefer having a heart attack because I was having sex with a younger woman then I would from shoveling snow.
I believe the stats suggest that most heart attacks occur in the early AM monday morning while still asleep. Perhaps sex in the AM would prevent heart attacks. Either way it appears that sleeping is the biggest risk.