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Annual flu vaccination reduces risk of death in patients with heart failure, study finds

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5235 (Published 10 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5235
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London, UK

The risk of all-cause and cardiovascular death in patients with heart failure is reduced by almost one fifth in those having annual flu vaccinations compared with non-vaccinated patients, a Danish cohort study1 has found.

“Recent studies have shown that the influenza vaccination coverage of patients with heart failure is inadequate,” said the lead author of the study, Daniel Modin, from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He added, “I hope that our study can help make physicians and cardiologists who …

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