Is renin-angiotensin system blockade helpful or harmful in COVID-19?

Leading cardiologists are leaning on the side of keeping patients on their antihypertensives

Far from renin-angiotensin system blockers putting patients at greater danger from COVID-19, recent research now suggests the drugs might even confer some benefit.

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The knowledge that the SARS-CoV-2 virus uses its infamous ‘spike protein’ to enter cells via their ACE2 receptors has led to concern that patients on ACE inhibitors or ARBs might be more susceptible to infection.

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