Recent studies have shown that the risk of heart disease after a cold increase by more than 3 times. The inflammatory response caused by a cold will increase the degree of blood coagulation, cause vasoconstriction, and poor vascular endothelial function; sympathetic nerve activation and abnormal metabolism caused by colds will make The unstable blood flow to the heart, and make the plaques in the blood vessels more likely to rupture and cause myocardial infarction.
Influenza vaccination has been shown to reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction and cerebral apoplexy, so not only does the CDC recommend that all American adults get the flu vaccine, but in the past two years, even American cardiologists have been advising heart patients to get the flu vaccine to reduce hospitalization and mortality rate.
If your family member has heart disease, is it troublesome to ask him to remember to take his medicine every day? But getting the flu vaccine can reduce the chance of being hospitalized due to a heart attack in the future, and the effect is as good as taking regular daily medicines for high blood pressure and high blood lipids, and even as good as quitting smoking. Is it worth?
Flu vaccine for people without heart disease may reduce the chance of sudden cardiac death.
Even ordinary people without heart disease get the flu vaccine to reduce the chance of sudden cardiac death! It has been known from basic research that the occurrence of heart disease and the inflammatory response are inextricably linked. Clinically, it has been found that some patients are prone to heart attacks as long as they have a cold, and they will suffer from asthma and discomfort. Now it is proved that as long as avoid colds, less chance of having a heart attack.
This is just like gastric ulcers were found to be related to pylori. As long as pylori are eliminated, stomach inflammation will be reduced a lot. In the same way, influenza will be reduced, and cardiovascular inflammation will also be reduced, avoiding acute heart disease onset, thereby reducing the risk of myocardial infarction and sudden death.