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Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2015 Jun;13(6):593-6. doi: 10.1586/14779072.2015.1044439. Epub 2015 May 14.

Does influenza vaccination influence cardiovascular complications?

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1 Women's College Research Institute and Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract

Each year, influenza infection is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality across the globe. Because confirmatory testing is often not performed, the total burden of influenza on annual cardiopulmonary (respiratory and cardiac) hospitalizations is likely even higher.

KEYWORDS:

heart failure; influenza; ischemic heart disease; prevention; randomized controlled trial; vaccination

PMID:
25971953
DOI:
10.1586/14779072.2015.1044439
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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