Influenza Vaccination and Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 08/09/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Loomba RS et al. – This meta–analysis pooled data from 5 trials with a total of 292 383 patients. Influenza vaccination was found to be associated with significant reductions in myocardial infarction, all–cause mortality, and major adverse cardiac events. The risk reduction afforded by vaccination and the lack of major adverse events related to the influenza vaccination makes it particularly important to vaccinate those with a known cardiovascular disease or those at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.