High blood pressure makes the virus more dangerous.
Patients with the coronavirus, which also suffer from high blood pressure, are twice as likely to die from the infection, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Browser.
To such conclusion the group of scientists headed by the doctors of Department of cardiology in a hospital in sian, China. According to them, high blood pressure worsens the risk of serious symptoms.
It is noted that in the course of the study, experts studied the records of 2866 patients who underwent treatment in Wuhan, where there was an outbreak COVID-19.
It turned out that less than 30% had high blood pressure.
“Shortly after we started the treatment of patients with coronavirus in early February in Wuhan, I noticed that almost half of the deceased had high blood pressure than patients with mild symptoms COVID-19”, – said in the scientific article.
The researchers also found that 4% of patients with high blood pressure died, compared to 1.1% of patients with normal.
After some adjustments to differences between patients, this led to twice the risk of death for people with high blood pressure. It is noted that 7.9% of patients who stopped taking medication for blood pressure died.