Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 28th, 2000
A new study suggests that heart patients may significantly reduce their risk of a second heart attack if they get vaccinated against influenza. The finding is still considered preliminary and needs to be confirmed by further studies. Still, doctors say it raises the possibility of a powerful and underused way of keeping the heart healthy.
The study, directed by Dr. Morteza Naghavi of the University of Texas, supports the theory that a variety of infections can inflame the buildups that clog the arteries,...
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