An influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure.

A new analysis documents just how much sicker an influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure. “The patients who also had the flu were not only more likely to die in hospital, they had much higher rates of acute respiratory failure, whether or not it required mechanical ventilation.” Meanwhile, “their risk of acute kidney injury, both with and without need for dialysis, was also significantly increased.”

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