Blood pressure meds might increase COVID-19 infection risk, studies say

March 25, 2020, By Brian P. Dunleavy, United Press International

“Patients treated with ACEIs and ARBs for cardiovascular diseases should not stop taking their medicine, but should avoid crowds, mass events, ocean cruises, prolonged air travel and all persons with respiratory illnesses during the current COVID-19 outbreak in order to reduce their risks of infection,” Dr. James Diaz, professor of environmental health sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, said in a press release.

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Dr. James Diaz, is Director and Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences in LSU School of Public Health