Heart charity issues flu jab warning

THE British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging heart patients in Derbyshire to get the flu jab this winter.

People with heart disease are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack after developing an infection such as the flu.

Across the East Midlands there are 169,267 people living with heart disease.

Judy O’Sullivan, senior cardiac nurse at the BHF, said: “If you have heart disease and catch the flu you are at higher risk of developing serious complications.”