An unidentified 45-year-old womanfrom Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States, was rushed to a local hospital after experiencing severe chest pain, as well as nausea and shortness of breath, according to the American Jornal Case Report.
After the review, the health personnel realized that the woman had very high blood pressure (220/140). In the medical history report, it transpired that the patient had hypertension. In addition, the woman herself admitted to having an extensive history of tobacco abuse since she was 17 years old and she stated that she smoked six to seven cigarettes a day.
“The patient She was having sex with her husband and during her orgasm she felt a burst in her chest with radiation in her back.” explained the specialists in the publication of the magazine.
Initially, the doctors looked for the reason that caused these discomforts to the woman and did not find a diagnosis. However, they managed to understand the problem after the affected person told an important detail. “She told us that her legs were very pressed against her chest at the time of orgasm”specified one of the experts.
Health personnel quickly applied morphine and fentanyl to reduce the pain and determined that he had a leak in his aorta (the largest artery that carries blood throughout the body).
The specialists came to determine that the patient had experienced a aortic intramural hematoma, which causes a total tear of the aorta. This is known as acute aortic syndrome.
According to research, if these discomforts are not treated urgently, an aortic tear can lead to death and, according to research, 40% of patients die on the spot.
“An intramural aortic hematoma in a 45-year-old woman, during sexual intercourse, as seen in the patient in our case, is not a fact that is reported frequently,” one of the doctors reviewed for the magazine.
The research points out the importance of understanding the physiological changes and stress of sexual intercourse, and how this affects blood flow to predict accidents, especially if you have pre-existing risk factors.
Fortunately, specialists performed surgery on the woman and managed to stabilize her blood pressure with medication. Four days later, the female was discharged.