People Taking ACE Inhibitors for Blood Pressure Get All-Clear in New Study

Doctors had worried the drugs could contribute to more severe Covid-19 infections

A key question in Covid-19 care has finally been answered. Physicians have wondered whether drugs prescribed for blood pressure — specifically ACE inhibitors — could affect someone’s risk for severe infection from the virus. The novel coronavirus gains entry to cells through ACE2 receptors, and ACE inhibitors are known to increase the number of these receptors. A new…



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