Influenza infection can cause stress on the body because of rapid heartbeat and increased cardiopulmonary function burden, which can easily lead to cardiorespiratory failure. In addition, hypothermia, vasoconstriction, coupled with fever, dehydration, the blood becomes thick, poor circulation, may also cause atherosclerotic plaque exfoliation, obstruction, leading to myocardial infarction, increased risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease. However, it is typically the case that patients who are hypothesized to be potentially cardiovascular are likely to exacerbate symptoms such as angina pectoris and respiratory failure in patients with chronic bronchitis or asthma.



Influenza vaccines help reduce the risk of acute myocardial infarction up to 30%. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) make specific recommendations directly in the Code of Hospitality. Chronic cardiovascular patients should be given a flu shot because patients with cardiovascular disease are at high risk for getting flu complications group. In the event of severe flu, seek early medical attention.




In addition, there are some winter rules to protect the heart:

1. late to get up: it is best to wait until the sun came out, the temperature rose to get up and then do some warm-up exercises in bed, active muscles, blood, to avoid too much impact on the body cold Wake up in the morning, the body secrete adrenaline and stress hormones , Pushing blood pressure, and no water to sleep at night, thicker blood, are adverse cardiovascular operations.


2. Move the early morning exercise time slightly later, or into indoor exercise: This will help to reduce the temperature difference caused by rapid blood vessels contraction, trigger stroke, myocardial infarction risk.


3. people with cardiovascular disease to avoid sudden hard work such as moving heavy objects: walking in the cold air especially laborious, take a rest while walking slowly.


4. cold shower attention to keep warm: the daily temperature difference is the biggest bath



Hypertensive patients are a high risk of myocardial infarction

In addition, hypertension is cold winter myocardial infarction, stroke onset, the culprit of the peak season of death, life can pay more attention to some small details to reduce the chance of myocardial infarction, stroke,




1 may have to eat more medicine: winter blood pressure higher than in summer, ask the doctor more, the doctor will adjust the dose as the case may be, to maintain blood pressure stability.


2. blood pressure do not drop too fast: If you feel uncomfortable or chest tightness, blood pressure suddenly soared over 180 / 110mmHg, the past practice is to bite or antihypertensive drugs punctured under the tongue, hoping to quickly lower blood pressure, but not now Recommended to do so. Because of the blood pressure drop too much there will be a stroke risk, antihypertensive drug swallowed just fine. Occasionally higher blood pressure, such as more than 160mmHg, the first half an hour and then measure again, do not hurry dosing.


3. Careful attack timing: cold, nervous, exercise, eating feast, high fat, high carbohydrate a lot of stomach, direct contraction of blood vessels, blood pressure is easy to attack cerebrovascular disease Out to keep warm at home If you feel cold , Available electric heating warming, especially in the early morning, the middle of the night to wear a coat to protect the toilet.


4. Or drink plenty of water: to avoid the blood is too thick to increase the risk of thrombosis.


5. With life-saving medicine: If you have a history of angina, the doctor opened a nitroglycerin, to be carried at any time.


Chest tightness not suitable for quick medical treatment: If you feel more than 15 minutes of chest tightness, neck stiffness, dizziness, unilateral hand numbness, difficulty swallowing, and quickly seek medical treatment.