SARS-CoV-2 Infection & Cardiology: Overview on Renin-Angiotensin- Aldosterone System Inhibition
Gustavo Henrique Sumnienski Bertoldi, Rafael M Ronsoni, MD, MsC and Marcus Vinicius Magno Goncalves, MD, PhD
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 04, 2020
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a coronavirus strain, and its main way to get access to the cells is via the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE2) and causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). ACE2 is an important enzyme in the pathogeneses of hypertension. For the treatment of hypertension, it is commonly used angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and angiotensin II converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs). It is clear that there is a lot of uncertainty an...