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Researchers seek link b/w COVID-19 and hypertension
February 24, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, researchers are keen to understand whether hypertension or the drugs that treat it might interact with the virus.

Over recent weeks, medical experts have concluded there is no firm evidence that hypertension or blood pressure drugs will increase a person’s risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2.

Similarly, current evidence does not support the theory that individuals with hypertension are more likely to experience worse symptoms of COVID-19 should they contract the virus.

Studies have demonstrated that certain existing conditions are associated with an increased risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 and with more severe symptoms of COVID-19.