Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High blood pressure linked to increased risk of dying from COVID-19

Patients with raised blood pressure have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus COVID-19 compared to patients without high blood pressure, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is the ACE2 receptor, and how is it connected to coronavirus?

In the search for treatments for COVID-19, many researchers are focusing their attention on a specific protein that allows the virus to infect human cells. Called the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, or ACE2 "receptor," the ...

Medications

ACE inhibitor/ARB use not tied to COVID-19 test positivity

(HealthDay)—Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) and/or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) use is not associated with COVID-19 test positivity, according to a study published online May 5 in JAMA Cardiology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ACEIs/ARBs not linked to severity or mortality of COVID-19

(HealthDay)—For patients with hypertension hospitalized with COVID-19 infections, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are not associated with the severity or mortality of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe COVID-19 might injure the heart

(HealthDay)—The new coronavirus may be a respiratory bug, but it's becoming clear that some severely ill patients sustain heart damage. And it may substantially raise their risk of death, doctors in China are reporting.

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