Friday, June 05, 2020

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

News Release 4-Jun-2020
European Society of Cardiology

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 [1] today (Friday).

In addition, the study found that patients with high blood pressure who were not taking medication to control the condition were at even greater risk of dying from COVID-19.


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