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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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Heart Conditions and COVID-19

Heart Conditions and Other Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Having any of the following heart conditions increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19:

  • Heart failure

  • Coronary artery disease

  • Cardiomyopathies

  • Pulmonary hypertension

Having other cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, such as hypertension (high blood pressure) or stroke, might increase your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Actions to take

  • Take your medicines exactly as prescribed and follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for diet and exercise while maintaining social distancing precautions.

  • Continue angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) or angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARB) as prescribed by your healthcare provider for indications such as heart failure or high blood pressure.

  • Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your heart disease medicines, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure medicines.

  • Call your healthcare provider if you have concerns about your condition or feel sick.

  • Do not delay life-saving treatment or emergency care.

 

Learn more about serious heart disease

Learn more about heart disease

Learn more about stroke

Learn more about high blood pressure

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