Rate of MI, Stroke Higher After Respiratory Infection

Substantially increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke in week after S. pneumoniae or influenza
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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ConclusionsCompared with the unvaccinated ICU survivors, the influenza vaccinated ICU survivors had a lower 1-year risk of stroke and a lower 1-year risk of death, whereas no substantial association was observed for the risk of hospitalization for myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia. Our findings support influenza vaccination of individuals aged  ≥ 65 years.
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the largest randomized trial to test if influenza vaccine compared to control reduces adverse vascular events in high risk individuals.Trial registration number:Clinicaltrials.govNCT02762851
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn Spain, the prevalence of comorbidities and CV risk factors in RA patients with established and advanced disease is relatively high, and their management in clinical daily practice remains suboptimal.ResumenObjetivosDescribir la prevalencia de comorbilidades en pacientes con AR en España y discutir sobre su manejo en la clínica diaria utilizando los datos de la cohorte española del estudio internacional COMORA.MétodosSubanálisis nacional del estudio COMORA en el que se analizaron las características demográficas y clínicas de 200 pacientes con AR (1987 AC...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: López-Fernández L, López-Messa J, Andrés-de Llano J, Garmendia-Leiza JR, García-Cruces J, García-Crespo J Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Influenza virus infection can contribute to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study is to confirm if the increase in seasonal influenza rates is associated with a growth in hospitalisation and mortality rates for acute cardiovascular diseases (ACVD). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of hospital discharges due to ACVD (myocardial infarction, unstable angina, heart failure and ischemic stroke) ...
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Authors: Blot M, Chavanet P, Piroth L Abstract Lower respiratory infections remain the deadliest communicable disease in the world. Influenza infections are particularly involved, whether intrinsically, or more frequently, by promoting bacterial infections and superinfections. The flu is also responsible for the decompensation of many comorbidities and could lead to some myocardial infarction and stroke. The effect of antiviral therapies is limited but preventives measures, such as vaccination, remain a major public health issue. The flu is a major challenge at all levels and all times, from vaccine prevention, to ...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
Conclusion: Overall, home based primary care seems to be a promising alternative for pts with SCD. It had a significant impact on patient quality of care and may improve prescription adherence, but more data are needed to determine if it has an effect on healthcare utilization for pts with SCD.DisclosuresMoore: Ohio State University College of Medicine: Research Funding. Desai: FDA: Research Funding; Pfizer: Research Funding; University of Pittsburgh: Research Funding; Selexy/Novartis: Research Funding; NIH: Research Funding; Ironwood: Other: Adjudication Committee.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 901. Health Services Research-Non-Malignant Conditions: Poster III Source Type: research
Influenza and pneumococcal infections have been suggested to be potential risk factors for causing adverse cardiovascular events, especially in high-risk patients. Vaccination against respiratory infections in patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) could serve as a potential cost-effective intervention to improve their clinical outcomes and cardiac societies have encouraged it. Previous studies have shown that influenza vaccination reduce mortality, acute coronary syndromes and hospitalization in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and/or heart failure (HF). However, there is a paucity of randomized ...
Source: Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Influenza (flu) is a serious health concern in adults with certain chronic health conditions including diabetes, lung disease, and cardiovascular disease. Flu-related inflammation may exacerbate chronic lung diseases and has been shown to increase the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke long after resolution of the acute illness. Data from the 2017–2018 flu season show a disproportionate impact on adults with chronic health conditions. Despite strong evidence to support the benefits of annual flu vaccination in mitigating disease severity, reducing hospitalization rates, and disrupting viral transmission, vaccin...
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: NFID Clinical Updates Source Type: research
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While acute respiratory tract infections can trigger cardiovascular events, the differential effect of specific organisms is unknown. This is important to guide vaccine policy. Using national infection surveillance data linked to the Scottish Morbidity Record, we identified adults with a first myocardial infarction or stroke from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2014 and a record of laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection during this period. Using self-controlled case series analysis, we generated age- and season-adjusted incidence ratios (IRs) for myocardial infarction (n=1227) or stroke (n=762) after infections compare...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections and tuberculosis Original Articles: Infection Source Type: research
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