UK News The influenza vaccine has only advantages for cardiacs
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a study of the Houston Methodist Hospital published in the journal of the American Heart Association brings new information on the relationship between influenza vaccine and heart disease. While it is well known that contracting the influenza virus is detrimental to people with cardiac risk factors because the virus can increase the risk of infarction and stroke if it causes pneumonia, but also because That it can cause myocarditis, American researchers made an important discovery: the vaccine is really effective at significantly reduced the risk of having a serious heart accident when grasping influenza.
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and even in people under 65 - those who are being immunized against influenza. "People with heart problems are particularly vulnerable to influenza-related heart complications, which they have reached the retirement age or not," said Dr. Priyanka Bhugra.
Different research has shown that:
- Deaths of cardiovascular origin and influenza epidemics are experiencing a peak at about the same time.
- Patients are six times more likely to undergo a heart attack as a week following infection with influenza than at any time of the previous year or the following year.
In a study of 336,000 admissions to the hospital for influenza, 11.5% of patients underwent a serious cardiac event. Another compared to 90,000 confirmed influenza infections revealed an surprisingly similar rate of 11.7% of serious cardiovascular events. According to one different, a patient on eight, or 12.5%, admitted to the hospital because of the influenza has undergone a cardiovascular accident, 31% of them requiring intensive care and 7% deceased as a result of this event.
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The reason for which flu exerts such stress on the heart and the vascular system is linked to the inflammatory response of the body to infection. The body creates white blood cells to protect itself, which can cause swelling, sensitivity, pain, weakness and sometimes a redness and an increase in the temperature of the joints, muscles and lymph nodes during the fight against the sickness.
The increase in immune activity can also lead to the formation of blood clots, elevation of blood pressure and even edema or alteration of the core, which can cause obstruction that deprives the heart or brain of Oxygen and respectively leads to a heart attack or stroke (stroke).
This is the reason why the influenza vaccine is particularly recommended. In France, the vaccine campaign was advanced and started in the EHPAD on October 18th. People, including hearts, who have received their good for free vaccination can be vaccinated from Friday, October 22nd. The vaccine, against which there are no major contraindications, will be available for all from November 23rd.
Rare nerve disorder is added as rare side effect of AstraZeneca jab .
Guillain-Barré syndrome, which sees the immune system go haywire and start to attack nerve cells, was added by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.Guillain-Barré syndrome, which sees the immune system go haywire and start to attack nerve cells, was added by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).