At last, a randomised controlled trial on antihypertensives in COVID-19

The study suggests ACE inhibitors and ARBs are safe, although a leading cardiologist suggests this is 'not the last word'

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Patients on common antihypertensives can continue the medication even if hospitalised with COVID-19, according to the first randomised controlled trial to address the issue.

The BRACE-CORONA trial, conducted in Brazil, found there was no mortality difference between patients who continued to take ACE inhibitors or ARBs and those who ceased the medication, the European Society of Cardiology

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