It’s Not Just Aches And A Fever You Have To Worry About — The Flu Can Also Trigger A Heart Attack
Although doctors have long-noticed a trend of an increase in heart attacks during flu season, a new study links an increased rick of a cardiac event with the virus.
Los Angeles Times:
Another Way The Flu Could Kill — Increasing Your Risk Of A Heart Attack
Not into the flu shot? Think of it as a heart attack vaccine instead. That's because the first week or so of a flu infection appears to make you much more susceptible to a heart attack, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Kaplan, 1/24)
Ventura County Star:
Flu Death Count Reaches 30 In Ventura County
A flu season that has packed emergency rooms and caused ambulances to be sent to less-congested hospitals has contributed to at least 30 deaths in Ventura County. The fatalities are by the far the most in at least a decade for Ventura County. They are double the 15 deaths during the swine flu outbreak that started in 2009, according to Ventura County public health records. (Kisken, 1/24)