Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

Widely prescribed cardiovascular drugs, some recently suspected in high death rates of infected patients, now are being studied for potential protection - Jared S. Hopkins and Betsy McKay

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

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Spurred by promising early findings, researchers are investigating whether drugs currently approved to treat heart disease can also prevent or reduce complications from Covid-19 and help hospitalized patients recover sooner.

Treatments being evaluated include blood-pressure drugs, blood thinners, statins, antiplatelets and a drug to lower triglycerides. Results from the studies, some of which could come as early as this summer, could offer doctors a new array of drugs to treat patients infected with the coronavirus.

As many as 20% of Covid-19 patients have been severely or critically ill, according to several studies. Many of them developed cardiovascular complications, such…

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