New Angiotensin Studies in COVID-19 Give More Reassurance
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New Angiotensin Studies in COVID-19 Give More Reassurance

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Four more studies of the relationship of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) with COVID-19 have been published in the past few days in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, and on the whole, the data are reassuring. Three of the […]

Pediatric Influenza Deaths in US Second Highest on Record: CDC
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Preeclampsia Tied to Mental Health Risk in Children

Hypertensive disorders in women during pregnancy, especially preeclampsia, are linked to a significantly increased risk for mental health disorders in children, independently of the mental health history of either parent or of other potential risk factors, new research shows. Researchers from Finland found a 66% higher risk for any mental disorder in children whose mothers […]

ESC Guidance on CVD Diagnosis, Management Amid COVID-19
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ESC Guidance on CVD Diagnosis, Management Amid COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has issued guidance on the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Patients with cardiovascular risk factors and established cardiovascular disease represent a vulnerable population when suffering from COVID-19, and patients with […]

Discussing COVID-19 and hypertension
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Discussing COVID-19 and hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is highly prevalent in the United States and beyond. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, researchers are keen to understand whether hypertension or the drugs that treat it might interact with the virus. To date, the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has reached every continent on Earth other than Antarctica. The disease that […]

Angiotensin Drugs and COVID-19: More Reassuring Data
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Angiotensin Drugs and COVID-19: More Reassuring Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Initial data from one Chinese center on the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 appear to give some further reassurance about continued use of these drugs. The report from one hospital […]

ACEI/ARBs Linked With Survival in Hypertensive, Chinese COVID-19 Patients
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ACEI/ARBs Linked With Survival in Hypertensive, Chinese COVID-19 Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with hypertension and on treatment with an renin-angiotensin system inhibiting drug had significantly better survival, compared with similar hypertensive patients not on these drugs, in observational, propensity score–matched analyses that drew from a pool of more than 3,430 […]

Digital Health Program Effective for Obese Patients With Hypertension
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Digital Health Program Effective for Obese Patients With Hypertension

A self-administered internet-based intervention resulted in positive short- and long-term health benefits in patients who were obese with hypertension, according to recent study findings. Juan Francisco Lison, MD, PhD, and a team of colleagues investigated the efficacy in terms of body composition and blood pressure parameters of an internet-based intervention. The program had different modules […]

'Stay on Angiotensin Drugs' Still the Message as Trials Begin
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‘Stay on Angiotensin Drugs’ Still the Message as Trials Begin

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Much remains unknown about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, but there appears to be consensus within the cardiology community that patients ill with the disease need not routinely discontinue the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin […]