Flu vax on par with statins in MI prevention

FLU vaccination reduces the risk of myocardial infarction to the same extent as common secondary preventions, and perhaps even more, an Australian study shows.

Researchers from the University of NSW are now calling for vaccination in all patients over the age of 50, regardless of their risk of heart disease.

In their systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 international studies, the researchers found that those who were recently infected with the flu virus had double the risk of acute myocardial infarction