There Is No Link between Hypertension Drugs and COVID-19 Risk

A new study, conducted by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City, found no link between drugs for lowering blood pressure and is not associated with the higher risk of COVID-19.There Is No Link between Hypertension Drugs and COVID-19 Risk

A team of researchers focused on angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and thiazide diuretics in their study. For the study, they analyzed data from 12,594 people who were tested for COVID-19, and 5,894 of them had positive results. Among individuals who were tested positive, 4,357 also had hypertension.

Nevertheless, the assessment of potential links between medication history and the likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19 didn’t show an association between any single [antihypertensive] medication class and an increased likelihood of a positive test.

Lead investigator Dr. Harmony Reynolds comments on the results of the research: “Our findings should reassure the medical community and patients about the continued use of these commonly prescribed medications, which prevent potentially severe heart events in their own right.”

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