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True or False: High blood pressure drugs add to COVID-19 complications or risk.

False. The American Heart Association recommends that patients who take certain high blood pressure medications, called ACE inhibitors or ARBs, and who contract COVID-19 should continue treatment with these medications, unless otherwise advised by their physician. Patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Answered by Dr. Molly Fleece, MD.