Correspondence Influenza vaccination and prevention of cardiovascular disease mortality

Catharine Paules and Kanta Subbarao presented in their Seminar (Aug 12, 2017, p 697) the clinical features, therapeutic options, and controversies regarding treatment and prevention of seasonal influenza infection.1 Although they acknowledged that influenza can impair different organ systems, little attention was given to cardiovascular consequences. Ischaemic heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and influenza vaccination could reduce cardiovascular mortality, particularly in patients with coronary heart disease for whom cardiovascular mortality risk has been reported to be halved by influenza vaccination.
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