According to Israeli scientists, the frequency of intercourse would affect the chances of survival after a heart attack. Successful results would be observed by more than one report per week.
It has been known that practicing the sauna regularly can reduce the riskheart attack. And according to a study by Israeli scientists, whose results were published earlier in the year in The American Journal of Medicine, it could also affect the chances of survival after a heart attack and that of a sequel. As part of this survey, 1,120 men and women who were under 65 years of age were followed at the time of their infarction.
Sexual abstention after infarction: no partner or other medical problems
These few people, who were admitted to eight hospitals in Israel from 1992 to 1993, were followed up to 2015. During their stay in the hospital and then for 10 to 13 years, they had to report on the frequency of their sex. At the beginning of the study, 42% of patients reported having sex more than once a week. 6% said they had no sexual activity. Over the next period, 524 people lost their lives. In comments reported by La Dépêche du Midi, the study's authors explain this "Lack of partners and non-cardiac medical problems were the most common reasons for sexual abstinence from 10 to 13 years after infarction".
27% less risk with more than one intercourse a week
It also appeared that compared to sexual abstinence, people who had sex more than once a week were 27% less likely to die from a known heart attack the previous year. Practitioners on average younger (49 years) than abstainers (58). Other factors evaluated researchers such as the socioeconomic status, lifestyle and overall health of patients. The scientists conclude by doing so "Repeated assessments of sexual activity after myocardial infarction revealed an inverse association with mortality, which was only partly attributable to the potential confounding factors measured".