Monday, March 23, 2020

High blood pressure and Covid-19 with links etc... Guilford County NC at 11 cases

"Doctors have identified hypertension or high blood pressure as ‘a key dangerous factor’ that leads to distress and death in patients with the coronavirus.  ...doctors have identified hypertension as “a key dangerous factor” that leads to distress and death in patients with the coronavirus. In January, for example, nearly half of the fatalities in one group of Covid-19 sufferers occurred in individuals with high blood pressure.

...while three other doctors hypothesized that patients who take common hypertension drugs (ACE inhibitors) are at risk of developing worse Covid-19 infections. Other underlying ailments — especially diabetes — and also contributed to deaths among patients with the virus, but none was so predictive as hypertension. isn’t too soon to be alarmed that coronavirus fatalities appear to happen at a higher rate in people with a well-known condition — hypertension...

"The following is a list of the ACE inhibitors that are available in the United States:

benazepril (Lotensin, Lotensin Hct),
captopril (Capoten),
enalapril (Vasotec),
fosinopril (Monopril),
lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril),
moexipril (Univasc)
perindopril (Aceon),
quinapril (Accupril),
ramipril (Altace), and
trandolapril (Mavik)."

"Alamance County has three positive coronavirus cases
Forsyth County has 12 positive coronavirus cases, Two are identified as community-spread
Guilford County has 11 positive coronavirus cases
Montgomery County has one positive coronavirus case
Randolph County has one positive coronavirus case"