Flu Shots for Your Heart?
With flu season upon us, it's important to be aware of the odd perks of getting that flu shot.
Many find flu shots inconvenient and just not worth it, but the vaccine is now associated with a lower risk of death for those who have heart diseases. So much as individuals who endure heart attacks or chest pains, the flu shot seems to help to lessen the severity.
Five trials including 6,400 heart patients were ran, including 246 heart attacks and major cardiovascular problems, as well as 97 deaths due to heart disease.
Those with stable heart diseases who had the flu vaccination experienced a decreased risk of cardiovascular events by a whopping 36 percent. Those who got the flu shot after enduring a recent heart attack, so much as 55 percent.
Will these statistics sway your decision to get that flu shot after all?