Hypertension, Drugs and COVID-19 Risk

Hypertension, Drugs and COVID-19 Risk

Arterial hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world and is frequently accompanied by other comorbidities such as diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney disease and established cardiovascular disease of different types. Patients suffering from infection by SARS-CoV-2 frequently present with arterial hypertension and these accompanying comorbidities. Concern has been expressed that medical therapy for cardiovascular disease might specifically contribute to the severity of illness in patients with COVID-19.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2020