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Cold, Flu, & Cough Health Center

H1N1 Flu: Interim Guidance for People With Heart Disease, Stroke, or Cardiovascular Disease

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    Clinicians and health departments should see H1N1 Flu and Patients With Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease and Stroke): Interim Guidance and Considerations for Health Care Providers and for State and Local Public Health Agencies.

    This document provides interim guidance and will be updated as needed.

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    H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): General Information

    The information below is important for people with heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.

    • Maintain a two week supply of your medications.
    • Do not stop taking your medications without first consulting your health care provider, especially in the event of influenza or a respiratory infection.
    • People with heart failure should be alert to changes in their breathing and should promptly report changes to their health care provider.
    • It is especially important to wash your hands often with soap and water and follow other basic hygiene to avoid infection.

    For More Information

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hotline (1-800-CDC-INFO) is available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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