By Cara Murez
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Getting the flu isn’t fun for many reasons, but it can also trigger a heart attack, a new study suggests.
A heart attack is six times more likely in the week after a person is diagnosed with flu than in the year before or after, according to Dutch researchers.
This emphasizes the need for flu patients and those caring for them to be aware of heart attack symptoms. It also underscores the importance of getting a flu shot, the authors said.
The findings are scheduled to be presented April 18 at a meeting…