Tag Archives: Angiotensin

AHA Guidance on Hypertension, Latest on Angiotensin Link

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 01, 2020 — The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued new guidance for patients with hypertension during the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, several new review articles have been published further exploring the possible relationship between the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and …

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EMA Says Stay on Angiotensin Drugs During COVID-19 Pandemic

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a statement advising that patients continue treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), despite widely circulated reports that the agents could worsen coronavirus disease. “It is …

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COVID-19 and Angiotensin Drugs: Help or Harm?

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The crux of the controversy is data suggesting that use of ACE inhibitors and ARBs may increase expression of ACE2, which leads to the hypothesis that these drugs may increase patient susceptibility to the virus. Several commentaries suggesting that ACE inhibitors and ARBs may increase susceptibility in this way have …

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