An augmented immune response explains the adverse course of COVID-19 in patients with hypertension

This most likely explains the augmented response of the immune system and the more severe disease progression. However, certain hypertension-reducing drugs known as ACE inhibitors can have a beneficial effect. They not only lower blood pressure, but also counteract immune hyperactivation. The scientists have now published their findings in the journal Nature Biotechnology. More than […]

Diabetes, hypertension may increase risk of COVID-19 brain complications

IMAGE: Chest X-ray of a SARS-CoV-2-positive patient exhibiting confusion and showing weakness on his left side shows pneumonia in the lower lungs. view more  Credit: Radiological Society of North America OAK BROOK, Ill. – Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to a study […]