Influenza vaccine can protect against heart attack


infarct six times higher than during the whole year before or after the first seven days after influenza infection. The risk was particularly high in elderly patients, those infected with strain B virus and in patients who had their first heart attack. In recent years, several studies have been conducted in this area. Why one flu with an increased risk heart attacks and stroke but he is not yet fully understood, he said in a report.

Basically, all infections lead to systemic infections and consequent inflammation with higher risk Cardiovascular disease, On

flu but other factors may add to deterioration. One hypothesis is that virus leads to precipitation of existing atherosclerotic plaques and causes acute coronary occlusion, i.e., blockage of coronary arteries. Other possible causes include decreased anti-inflammatory activity or increased circulating macrophages (macrophages – "phagocytes" of the immune system) in the arteries.

Already in 2015 several studies were carried out heart attacks more common in patients with flu but also this vaccination lower the risk. Efficiency calculated vaccination it was almost 30 percent. Also a cardiovascular condition mortality should be reduced by vaccination. According to the Cochrane Library, 2,3% of patients died but among those who are biased in the vaccinated group, but more than twice as many (5,1%) in the unvaccinated group.

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