About 70% of Ukrainians who died as a result of coronavirus infection had cardiovascular disease. About 25% also had diabetes, and only 22% had chronic lung disease. About it TSN" Ukraine's deputy health minister Irina Mikichak.
Hypertension drugs increase risks
Latest Research shows: Medications taken by millions of people for cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, can significantly increase the risk of death from coronavirus infection.
CoVID-19 coronavirus enters the target cell thanks to the receptors of a special protein - enzyme (ACE2, ACE2). The virus uses it as an entrance gate. At the same time, ACE2 is the target of a number of drugs (ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers) that widely used in patients with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes.
Given that there are more 14 million Hypertensivesas well as the need for this is not the first coronavirus attack, it is certainly worth reconsidering the approach to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, as well as paying special attention to prevention.
Health without risks
An example for Ukraine can be Finland, where only through preventive measures - reducing to the norm of sodium salt consumption, by replacing it with salt with reduced sodium - were able to reduce morbidity (and accordingly and mortality) 10 times from cardiovascular disease.
More on this in the story "TSN."