Basic Cardiovascular Science 2020 Scientific Sessions is supported by an independent medical education grant from: Merck and Novartis Pharmaceuticals North America.

Flu Vaccine Could Protect Against Serious Heart and Stroke Complications


Research Highlights:

  • The rate of seasonal flu vaccinations among people over age 50 and nursing home residents is extremely low, and those who do get the flu vaccine can significantly lower their risk of heart attack, TIA (transient ischemic attack), death and cardiac arrest.
  • Flu vaccination in high-risk patients was associated with a 28% reduced risk of heart attack, a 47% reduced risk of TIA and a 73% reduced risk of death.

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