Corona-risk due to heart and kidney medications?
In the course of the development of the COVID-19-pandemic always inaccurate medical information to be disseminated. Such false information is, for example, that patients, the Renin-Angiotensin-System (RAS) blockers such as, in particular, Angiotensin II type-1 receptor blockers (ARBs) are taking more susceptible to the Virus. Affected people should not confuse and their medications are not necessarily more use, experts warn.
In the current investigation of the University of Miami, it was found that many widely-used incorrect information, that sick people stop important medications. The results of the study were published in the English journal “Hypertension”.
Do not dispense drugs
The researchers stress that it is worthy of currently only a few credible or consistent evidence to give, that so-called Renin-Angiotensin-System (RAS)-make blockers, people are more prone to COVID-19. In addition, the waiver of these important medicines would kidney health risks for millions of people with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and chronic disease dramatically increase.
Incorrect information to let people on their medication dispense
On the basis of all known data, it was found that there is no credible evidence that ARBs increase the susceptibility for COVID-19. Currently, there is no evidence that RAS blockers should not be taken, report the researchers. False statements about the influence of these drugs on the COVID-19-the risk would have led to the fact that some people have disposed of their medications either on its own initiative or on the advice of your doctor.
The evidence of other studies are contradictory
The evidence that ARBs can increase the COVID-19-risk, however, are at best contradictory. Although some studies have shown that ARBs increase the ACE-2 activity in animal models, it must be emphasized that the results are mixed, reports the researchers. The results show a strong variation, depending on the Organ studied, the experimental animal model and studied medicine, and in summary, we can say that the study results, a significant lack of consistency, so the research team.
While are prescribed the medications usually?
ARBs are prescribed for high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, kidney disease and other diseases. The Discontinuation of ARBs and ACE inhibitors could cause a destabilization of blood pressure control, and decompensation of heart failure patients, thus leading to a strong increase of heart attacks and strokes and lead to a deterioration of the renal failure could, warn the researchers.
Medicines should not be disposed of in the current situation
Right now, it would be doubly unwise, such drugs, because on the one hand, the risk for the above diseases increases, and on the other hand, the resources in hospitals and intensive care units to the limit are charged, so that the supply capacity limits, stresses the research team. (as)