Answers to Common Questions

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  • Should I restrict my physical activity because of a heart murmur?
  • Can I continue to exercise if I have angina?
  • Do episodic physical activity and sexual activity have equal risk for cardiac events?

  • Among the 14 studies analyzed in the case-crossover study mentioned above, data demonstrates a higher risk for episodic physical activity in triggering a heart attack than sexual activity. On average, episodic physical activity increases risk for a heart attack by 3.45 times, whereas sexual activity only slightly doubles risk. However, habitual activity significantly lowers risk for both types of episodic activities.