Encourage Your Patients to Protect Their Heart With the Flu Shot
Flu shots protect hearts too! Patients with heart disease have a ten times higher risk of heart attack within three days of getting the flu and are more likely to have a heart attack even weeks after the flu. Encourage your patients to protect themselves and their loved ones from the flu by getting a flu shot every year. Use the ACC’s CardioSmart new Flu Shots and Your Heart infographic to show your patients how the flu shot helps them avoid dangerous complications and lowers the risk of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. Download it for free and visit CardioSmart.org/Flu for more information and resources on this subject.