Sex is rarely the cause of an heart attack and patients who already had a stroke may still make a song without risk at all if i look at my dad. But this conclusion is not mine; this is the conclusion of the German researchers from the University of Ulm after a study with 500 heart patients.
They were asked how many times they had sex in the twelve months prior to the infarct (including masturbation). After a follow-up of ten years there were reported hundreds of new heart attacks in this group. Patients who were sexually active did not appear to be at higher risk than sexually inactive participants.
In addition, the researchers examined whether sex is a possible trigger for a heart attack. That was not the case. Only 0.7 percent of participants were sexually active in the critical two hours before the occurrence of the stroke.
Researcher Dietrich Rothenbacher: “We can safely conclude that sex is safe for heart patients and sexual activity provokes no heart attack.”
The results of the study are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.