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GARCIA CESPEDES, María Eugenia; BELL CASTILLO, Josefa; ROMERO CALZADO, Diana Enilda  and  FERRALES BISET, Niola. COVID-19 in hypertensive people. MEDISAN [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.3, pp.501-514.  Epub June 14, 2020. ISSN 1029-3019.

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that affects people in advanced ages of life, patients with immunodepression and/or chronic affections, as hypertension, in a more serious way, being the latter of great significance in the mortality due to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. With this work we wanted to update the knowledge on the COVID-19 serious condition level in hypertensive patients and its association with the consumption of antihypertensive drugs of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and antagonists of angiotensin II receptors groups. In the same way, scientific evidences are offered on the fact that hypertension is a clinical predictor of a serious condition in patients with this infectious disease, that is manifested mainly in people older than 60 years, and that the suspension in a preventive way of the mentioned antihypertensive treatments can lead to clinical instability and unfavorable results.

Keywords : COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus; hypertension; antihypertensive treatment.

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