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Vaccination in heart failure

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Pateints with heart failure should be considered for immunisation because:

  • pulmonary infection is more common in patients with heart failure
  • pulmonary infection can make heart failure worse

If appropriate, patients should receive immunisation against:

  • influenza - annually
  • pneumococcus -- a single immunisation (1)

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