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Influenza epidemics are associated with a significant increase in cardiovascular deaths.¹
A link between influenza infection and cardiovascular morbidity has been known for almost a century and more recent research quantifies the cardioprotective properties of influenza vaccination:
Cardiologists strongly encourage adherence to anticoagulants and heart failure medication and understand the critical importance of smoking cessation – but is the same emphasis applied to influenza vaccination, when the relative benefits approximate those of statins?⁴
Fewer than 50% of those under 65 years of age with cardiac disease receive the influenza immunisation⁵ and many cardiac patients perceive the flu to be a nuisance rather than a credible threat to their cardiac and overall health.
Given its demonstrable cardiac protection and considering the risk profile of cardiology patients, cardiologists have a central role in recommending flu vaccination in partnership with general practitioners.
This educational activity has been designed to arm cardiologists with the knowledge to discuss the benefits of influenza immunisation and to consider recommending or referring their patients for vaccination.
Recall the symptoms, diagnosis and mode of transmission for the Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV).
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Identify key causes of historical JEV outbreaks, where in Australia this virus is most prevalent and why.
This education has been developed independently and in partnership by Praxhub and the Immunisation Coalition.
This education has been produced and hosted by Praxhub
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Activity ID: 29752
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IMPORTANT: Please note that this event is designed specifically for Cardiologists. If you are a healthcare professional but are not a cardiologist please register to attend 'Halving the risk of cardiovascular death with the flu shot: a multi-disciplinary approach', a webinar designed primarily for General Practice and Primary Care Clinicians.
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Praxhub would like to acknowledge Sanofi for its support of this education. The sponsor has provided no input into the content of this activity.
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