Review Article
Volume 7 Issue 9 - 2020
Vaccination: A Cost Effective Strategy for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events?
Parneesh Arora* and Vineet Bhatia
Department of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, India
*Corresponding Author: Parneesh Arora, Department of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, India.
Received: May 19, 2020; Published: August 11, 2020




Abstract

CV diseases are the leading cause of death globally, despite progress in non-invasive and invasive treatment strategies. Elderly patients > 65 are more prone to infections. Influenza and lower respiratory tract infections increase the risk of acute CV events, trigger AMI and HF exacerbations. Vaccination is an alternative approach to prevent the adverse impact of influenza infection and certain lower respiratory infections like pneumococcal pneumonia on myocardial contractility, fibrosis and atherogenesis. However, the trials addressing this issue are limited and give contradictory conclusions. The current review looks at the evidence available to answer the question.

Keywords: Vaccination; Cardiovascular Disease

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Citation: Parneesh Arora and Vineet Bhatia.“Vaccination: A Cost Effective Strategy for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events?”. EC Cardiology 7.9 (2020): 21-29.

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