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Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

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Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Infectious Disease | Virus Diseases


We read with much interest the article “Are certain drugs associated with enhanced mortality in COVID -19” by Goldstein et al your esteemed Journal. Authors have discussed the theoretical basis of angiotensin receptor blockers, statins in worsening outcome of COVID – 19 patients.(1) We believe that this topic is rapidly evolving and requires further evidence and discussion for understanding the multiple factors which contribute to the pathogenesis and outcome. We have the following comments.


cardiac drugs, COVID-19, coronavirus, mortality, angiotensin receptor blockers, pathogenesis, letter to the editor

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Mishra AK, Sahu KK, Sargent J. Cardiac drugs and outcome in COVID - 19. QJM. 2020 Apr 14:hcaa127. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcaa127. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32289168. Link to article on publisher's site

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QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians

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