Heart Conditions Prove Especially Dangerous for Covid-19 Patients

The Wall Street Journal highlights that people with cardiovascular disease face more life-threatening complications from the coronavirus. Even those with simple high blood pressure are being urged to take extra care against infection.

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One of the aspects highlighted in the article is that patients isolated at home or recently unemployed may miss out on medications and care. It is especially important that patients do not stop taking blood-pressure medications. Failure to take these medication could increase the risk of Covid-19 infection. And in fact, some studies have shown that these drugs may actually provide a benefit against Covid-19, by blocking an enzyme that promotes inflammation in the lung.

So in summary:

  • If you have cardiovascular issues, maintain safety measures – even when society begins to reopen.
  • Continue to stay on your prescribed medications and don’t make any adjustments without talking to your cardiologist.
  • If you have any issues, contact our office. We are seeing people in the office for acute issues and can also do telemedicine visits.