Should I get a flu shot if I had my aortic valve replaced?

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Linda Martinez
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Yes. Any patient who has heart disease should get a flu shot every year. The heart and lungs work closely together. If a person gets the flu, it can put a strain on the heart as well.

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