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Study finds possible link between diabetes, increased heart attack death risk

Having diabetes doubles a person’s risk of dying after a heart attack, but the reason for the increased risk is not clear. A new University of Iowa study suggests the link may lie in the over-activation of an important heart enzyme, which leads to death of pacemaker cells in the heart, abnormal heart rhythm, and increased risk of sudden death in diabetic mice following a heart attack. Story

UI study suggests flu vaccine protects against heart attacks

A study by University of Iowa researchers found significant associations between heart attacks and influenza, particularly in those over age 80. Story

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