If you suffer from heart disease and have not had a flu shot, you may want to reconsider.
A new study finds getting a flu shot can reduce the rate of death in people with heart problems.
Researchers in Poland followed more than 650 patients with heart disease. About half got a flu shot, and the rest got a placebo.
After nearly 10 months, those who did not get a flu shot were twice as likely to have a heart attack, an unplanned angioplasty to open blocked arteries, or died.