Medications

Use of certain prescription meds linked to COVID-19 mortality

(HealthDay)—A potential COVID-19 survival benefit is suggested in association with initiation or continuation of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I), an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), or metformin for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study proves safety of hypertension drugs in COVID-19 era

Patients with high blood pressure have worse COVID-19 outcomes, and this led to speculation that some anti-hypertensive medications may pose increased risks to patients dealing with hypertension.

Medications

Could heart medications increase COVID-19 risk?

During infection, SARS-CoV-2 binds to a cellular receptor known as angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) before entering a cell and replicating. Because it is not well established whether common blood pressure medications ...

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