According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, “Among adults hospitalized with flu during recent flu seasons, heart disease was one of the most common chronic (long-term) conditions—about half of adults hospitalized with flu have heart disease.”
Further, the health agency highlights that studies have shown an increase in heart attacks and stroke due to flu illness.
While the COVID-19 pandemic, the associated measures to curb the spread and maintaining proper hygiene lowered the risk of contracting not just the SARs-COV-2 virus, but also the flu, the easing down and relaxation of the same has made it more difficult than ever.
At a time like this, heart patients should be extremely careful and should be aware of the possible signs and symptoms of the flu. One should know how to differentiate between the most common and concerning symptoms.