Blood Pressure, The Heart, and COVID-19: New Insights
Dr. Mandeep Mehra of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital has emerged as a frequently quoted thought leader concerning the nature of COVID-19. Many of us have been waiting for information concerning which blood pressure medications seem to help COVID-19 sufferers, and now Dr. Mehra has spoken.
"Among medications, ACE inhibitors and statins were more commonly used by survivors than by nonsurvivors (Table 2), whereas no association between survival and the use of ARBs was found." ... "Neither harmful nor beneficial associations were noted for antiplatelet therapy, beta-blockers, or hypoglycemic therapy." [Ref: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2007621]