Influenza Vaccination and Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality: Analysis of 292 383 Patients

Loomba, Rohit S.; Aggarwal, Saurabh; Shah, Parinda H.; Arora, Rohit R.
September 2012
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Sep2012, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p277
Academic Journal
Studies have documented an association between influenza vaccination and risk reduction in myocardial infarction, all-cause mortality, and major adverse cardiac events. This meta-analysis pooled data from 5 trials with a total of 292 383 patients. Influenza vaccination was found to be associated with significant reductions in myocardial infarction, all-cause mortality, and major adverse cardiac events. The risk reduction afforded by vaccination and the lack of major adverse events related to the influenza vaccination makes it particularly important to vaccinate those with a known cardiovascular disease or those at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.


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