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Flu vaccine offers benefits to patients with heart failure

In the Journals A flu shot may protect heart failure patients against future health problems, suggests new research presented in May at the Third World Congress on Acute Heart Failure hosted by the European Society of Cardiology. Current guidelines suggest older patients with heart failure get an annual flu shot to reduce the risk of adverse events, but little research has supported this recommendation. It was widely believed the vaccine is less…

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