Study confirms flu increases risk of heart attack in elderly

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Study confirms flu increases risk of heart attack in elderly

This 1973 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows influenza virus particles. Doctors have long believed flu can trigger fatal heart problems, but previous studies were not considered rigorous. A new Canadian study found the risk of heart attack was six times higher in the week after a lab-confirmed flu diagnosis.

Study confirms flu increases risk of heart attack in elderly

This 1973 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows influenza virus particles. Doctors have long believed flu can trigger fatal heart problems, but previous studies were not considered rigorous. A new Canadian study found the risk of heart attack was six times higher in the week after a lab-confirmed flu diagnosis.
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