Reference : Cardiovascular manifestations associated with influenza virus infection.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/18319
Cardiovascular manifestations associated with influenza virus infection.
English
Mamas, Mamas Andreas [> >]
Fraser, Doug [> >]
Neyses, Ludwig mailto [University of Luxembourg > Research Office]
2008
International journal of cardiology
130
3
304-9
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0167-5273
1874-1754
Netherlands
[en] Acute Disease ; Humans ; Influenza, Human/complications/mortality ; Myocarditis/mortality/virology
[en] Influenza accounts for 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness and up to 300,000 deaths annually. Cardiovascular involvement in acute influenza infection can occur through direct effects of the virus on the myocardium or through exacerbation of existing cardiovascular disease. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated an association between influenza epidemics and cardiovascular mortality and a decrease in cardiovascular mortality in high risk patients has been demonstrated following vaccination with influenza vaccine. Influenza is a recognised cause of myocarditis which can lead to significant impairment of cardiac function and mortality. With recent concerns regarding another potential global pandemic of influenza the huge potential for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is discussed.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/18319
10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.04.044
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167527308006293

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