Occasional Physical, Sexual Activity Associated with Short-Term Increased Risk of Heart Attack

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 17:00 in Health & Medicine

An analysis of previous studies that examined whether episodic physical activity and sexual activity can act as a trigger for cardiac events found an association between these activities and a short-term increased risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death, although the absolute risk was small and lessened among persons with high levels of regular physical activity, according to an article in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA.

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