Influenza vaccination reduces coronary ischemic events in patients with optimally treated coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a report in the June European Heart Journal.
"The mechanism of the beneficial effect of influenza vaccination in CAD is not clear, but it extends over a period of viral circulation," the investigators say. They believe their findings may be attributable not only to a reduction in flu complications but also to a blockade of the immune and inflammatory components of atherosclerosis.
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|Title Annotation:||RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jun 30, 2008|
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