Coronavirus debate: Could blood pressure meds make COVID-19 less — or more — deadly?
Measuring blood pressure (Fred Tanneau/Agence France-Presse)

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, medical experts are debating whether blood pressure-lowering drugs that are taken by many millions of people worldwide might make COVID-19 more deadly — or less so.Several professional medical organizations have said no evidence exists to justify changing guidelines for prescribing the drugs, called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB). The medications are mainstays of treating hypertension, heart disease, heart failure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.Now, two separate reviews of existing studies — on...

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