Influenza and cardiovascular disease: does swine-origin, 2009 H1N1 flu virus represent a risk factor, an acute trigger, or both?

@article{Lippi2010InfluenzaAC,
  title={Influenza and cardiovascular disease: does swine-origin, 2009 H1N1 flu virus represent a risk factor, an acute trigger, or both?},
  author={Giuseppe Lippi and Massimo Franchini and Emmanuel J Favaloro},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={49-58}
}
Influenza infection has become an important focus of both public and medical attention because of high-level perceived clinical and public health effects, enormously amplified by the current and ongoing 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, sustained by the swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV). The current transmission of this virus among humans appears much higher than that traditionally observed with seasonal influenza, raising several outbreaks of febrile respiratory infection ranging in severity… CONTINUE READING