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Heart attacks may increase after flu diagnosis, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The flu may trigger heart attacks, according to a recent study.

The research was the first time a study looked at laboratory tests and showed a conclusive link. The Canadian study found a six-fold increase in heart attacks shortly after people were diagnosed.

Researchers looked at 19,729 […]

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As flu blankets the nation, a new study links the virus to heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The flu doesn’t just cause aches, chills and debilitating fatigue. A new study shows it may also increase the risk of a heart attack.

The Canadian study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows a six-fold increase in heart attacks shortly after people get […]

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The need for needles this flu season

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s old news that flu season is coming, and you need to get vaccinated.

But this year, the news comes with a twist: The nasal spray vaccine, FluMist, is not recommended. You need to get a shot.

And here’s the cardiac news: For anyone with any kind […]

High hospital admissions for acute aortic dissection coincide with peak flu season

Hospital admissions for acute aortic dissection were highest during peak flu season November-March, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition in which blood leaks from the aorta, the major artery that carries blood from the heart to the […]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on High hospital admissions for acute aortic dissection coincide with peak flu season

Flu is recurring and approaching health issue

With Ebola requiring attention around the world, public health officials warn that the flu is a recurring health issue that should not be ignored.

“We should be as worried as we always are about the flu,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., an American Heart Association volunteer and medical director of […]

Healthy Black Bean & Jalapeno Soup For Cold Season

There’s been a nationwide outbreak of flu in the past few weeks. Our family has been spared as we all got our flu shots in October, but we have been hit by the dreaded common cold! Several members of our family came down with it over the holidays and […]

Dodging the Flu helps your Heart

Flu season is upon us. While all the coughing, sniffling and wheezing can be tough on your sinuses, it can also be harsh on your heart. But before you stock up on tissues or whip up a bowl of Mom’s chicken noodle soup, check out these tips for staying […]