Okay, the capitals may have been too much… but studies have shown that the influenza vaccination may reduce death from cardiovascular disease.
Observational studies have shown an association between receipt of the flu vaccine and a lower risk of cardiovascular events (like strokes and heart attacks). Strengthening this association is a different study showed that getting the influenza infection was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
So, when the influenza vaccine becomes available in your area… I’d suggest that you line up.
Below is a picture of the influenza virus.
I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients.
Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg
The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
This entry was posted in General Medicine- Adults
and tagged cardiovascular event
, Dr. Greenberg
, Dr. Leslie Greenberg
, Family Medicine
, family physician
, flu vaccine
, University of Nevada School of Medicine
. Bookmark the permalink
You must be logged in to post a comment.