Flu and Heart Attack

Flu and Heart Attack

August 16, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


VULNERABLE, NEXT. THIS SEASON, THE FLU IS HITTING HARD. 49 STATES, INCLUDING ALABAMA, ARE REPORTING WIDESPREAD ACTIVITY. NOW, A NEW STUDY CONFIRMS A LINK BETWEEN THE FLU AND HEART ATTACKS.RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS THE CHANCES OF A HEART ATTACK INCREASE “SIX-FOLD” DURING THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS AFTER FLU INFECTION. RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT 20- THOUSAND ADULTS IN CANADA. THEY FOUND THE RISK MAY BE HIGHER FOR OLDER ADULTS, PATIENTS WITH “FLU B” INFECTIONS, AND PATIENTS WHO NEVER HAD A HEART ATTACK.