A 45-year-old Mississippi woman, whose identity has not been released, was rushed to the hospital after suddenly experiencing severe chest pain during intercourse with her husband.

The case was reported by the specialized medical journal

American Journal Case Report.

When she was admitted to the hospital, doctors found that her blood pressure was an alarmingly high 220/140.

Doctors then gave her morphine and fentanyl to ease her pain, when they finally determined that the woman had ruptured her aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body.

Specialists determined that the patient had suffered an aortic intramural hematoma, which could cause a complete rupture of the aorta.

An aortic intramural hematoma in a 45-year-old woman during intercourse, as seen in the patient in our case, is not a common occurrence, the doctors explained.

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Understanding the physiological changes and stress of intercourse and how this affects blood flow dynamics may help predict adverse outcomes in patients with preexisting cardiovascular risk factors, they added.

Fortunately, in the case of the woman in question, doctors were able to prevent surgery on her artery and eventually stabilized her blood pressure with medication.

The woman was discharged four days after being admitted to the hospital.