H1N1 or Swine flu infection can have adverse effects on heart patients. If you have cardiovascular disease, consider a few precautionary measures listed in the article.
Among people with chronic cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease (CVD)- H1N1 flu infection and seasonal flu increase the risk of acute exacerbation of disease during infection. Chronic cardiovascular disease increases the risk of complications and hospitalization in patients with H1N1 flu.
Common cardiovascular diseases include- heart failure, angina, heart attack (myocardial infection), peripheral vascular disease, heart rhythm abnormalities such as atrial fibrillation, stroke, and congenital heart disease.
If you have cardiovascular disease, consider the following steps:
Follow the following steps regularly to protect your and your family’s health:
If you have flu-like illness, stay at home from work or school and limit contact with others to avoid spreading the infection. Stay at home for at least 24 hours after your fever resolves (i.e there are no signs of a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications).
General precautions for people with any kind of health condition:
If one has is suffering from any kind of chronic condition, during a flu outbreak one must:
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