Influenza Vaccination May Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes | Heart and Vascular Health |

Use of the influenza vaccine, particularly among high-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome, is linked to lower risks of major adverse cardiovascular events, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"In our meta-analysis of 6735 patients with varying degrees of cardiovascular risk, influenza vaccination was associated with a significantly lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular event," the study authors said. "The risk associated with influenza vaccination was robust, with a greater association seen among patients with recent ACS compared with patients with stable CAD."