Influenza vaccination lowers heart risk
Flu vaccination reduces the risk of heart disease-related death because the virus can cause heart disease in those who are susceptible. As the medical director and director of the Cardiovascular Center of the Centers for Diagnosis and Advanced Medicine and Medical Conferences and Telemedicine (CEDIMAT), respectively, Jorge Marte Báez, a pulmonologist-internist, and César Herrera, a cardiologist, point out, “The incidence of different types of diseases caused by viruses and bacteria in the population at the same time has a significant impact on health.”
Additionally, they point out that cardiovascular diseases, which are on the rise in the nation due to changes in lifestyle, the consumption of fast food, and stress, among other factors, are a significant threat to the population. The senior managers of CEDIMAT referred to this and other issues related to the health system, the training of human resources, research, and medical care when participating as guests in the Listin Diario Breakfast, headed by its director, Miguel Franjul.
The nation currently monitors several respiratory viruses, including influenza, COVID-19, and syncytial, as well as illnesses that are currently plaguing the populace, including cholera, dengue, and other ailments.