Flu Shots Could Prevent Heart Attacks

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Flu Shots Could Prevent Heart Attacks
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 2:38pm

A new study suggests that the flu shot could be beneficial to patients who are at risk for heart attacks.   They found that people who received the vaccine were 50% less likely to have a major cardiac episode:  

Udell told WebMD that the benefits may be explained because they provide protection for vulnerable patients who might have breathing difficulties while sick with the flu. These problems put them at higher risk for stroke or heart attack. The vaccine may also prevent inflammation that causes arteries to rupture.

You can read the complete article at: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57542114/flu-shot-linked-to-heart-disease-protection/

They go on to say that more research needs to be done, but that the study is a good start.  What do you think about the findings?