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Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks? Heart Reveals


8/22/2013 6:37:21 AM

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Getting a flu shot could help protect against a heart attack, Australian researchers say. Their new study found that hospitalized heart attack patients were about half as likely to have received a flu vaccination and about twice as likely to have gotten sick with the flu as people living in the same city who had not suffered a heart attack, leading them to conclude that flu shots might shield against heart attacks.

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