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Link between flu and heart attack confirmed in new research

from Public Health Ontario via ScienceDaily

Chances of a heart attack are increased six-fold during the first seven days after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Public Health Ontario (PHO). "Our findings are important because an association between influenza and acute myocardial infarction reinforces the importance of vaccination," says Jeff Kwong, MD, a scientist at ICES and PHO and lead author of the study. more

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