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Despite Serious Health Risks, One in Three Adults with Heart Disease Does Not Believe They Need a Flu Shot This Year
Date:11/1/2007

DALLAS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Death resulting from influenza, often referred to as "the flu," is more common among individuals with heart disease than among patients with any other chronic medical condition. However, according to a new nationwide survey of heart disease patients conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Mended Hearts, Inc., a national heart patient support group affiliated with the American Heart Association (AHA), more than one in three heart disease patients (37%) do not plan to get a flu shot this year. In fact, only half (53%) received their flu shot last year, despite their serious medical condition(s). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its severe complications. In an effort to narrow the awareness gap, Mended Hearts has launched I Heart Flu Shots(TM), a campaign designed to educate heart disease patients about the serious, and potentially deadly risk they are taking by not getting a flu shot every year.

"As a long time member of Mended Hearts and as a heart disease patient, I know how important it is to have the tools necessary to keep our hearts as healthy as possible," said Donnette Smith, national Mended Hearts board member. "Heart disease is something that we have to think about on a daily basis, so I do not want to be concerned about getting the flu as well. The flu shot is a simple and important preventive step that we, as heart patients, may not think about in terms of our heart health when actually, the flu shot enables us to once again take our heart health into our own hands."

The survey findings reinforce the data collected by the CDC which found that only one in three adults with heart disease received the flu vaccine in 2005. The AHA and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recommend that the 12 million people in the U.S. with cardiovascular conditions receive an annual flu shot. Other authorities, including th
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