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Flu update - Getting the flu can make you a LOT more likely to have a heart attack in just a week

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eMediNexus    27 January 2018

Flu can increase the risk of having a heart attack six times within the space of a week, research has shown.

The study, involving thousands of flu cases, provides strong evidence of a link between influenza and heart attacks.

Scientists said the findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reinforced the need for people at risk of heart attacks to have flu jabs.

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