Severity of COVID-19: The importance of being hypertensive

  • Fabio Angeli | fabio.angeli@icsmaugeri.it Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese; Department of Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, ICS Maugeri IRCCS Institute of Tradate (VA) , Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4925-7985
  • Sergio Masnaghetti Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese; Department of Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, ICS Maugeri IRCCS Institute of Tradate (VA) , Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8722-5506
  • Dina Visca Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese; Department of Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, ICS Maugeri IRCCS Institute of Tradate (VA) , Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2298-1623
  • Alessandra Rossoni Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese; Department of Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, ICS Maugeri IRCCS Institute of Tradate (VA) , Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6579-8568
  • Sara Taddeo Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese; Department of Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, ICS Maugeri IRCCS Institute of Tradate (VA) , Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2777-7322
  • Filippo Biagini Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese; Department of Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, ICS Maugeri IRCCS Institute of Tradate (VA) , Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8657-3296
  • Paolo Verdecchia Fondazione Umbra Cuore e Ipertensione ONLUS and Division of Cardiology, Hospital S. Maria della Misericordia, Perugia, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4135-8936

Abstract

The novel respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused a cluster of pneumonia cases in China at the end of 2019. After few months, it led to a pandemic that has spread throughout most countries of the world (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html).  

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2020-05-20
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
Keywords:
COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, hypertension, prognosis, angiotensin, ACE2
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Angeli, F., Masnaghetti, S., Visca, D., Rossoni, A., Taddeo, S., Biagini, F., & Verdecchia, P. (2020). Severity of COVID-19: The importance of being hypertensive. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1372