research product . 2021

Health Promotion to Reduce Hypertension Patients’ Vulnerability to Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19)

Nsanzabera, Charles;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2021
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia
Abstract Hypertension remains a prominent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. It is not a coincidence that 23% to 30% of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) confirmed cases are hypertensive patients, and the case-fatality rate of adult COVID-19 cases with hypertension was estimated at 6%. It is important that hypertensive patients be aware of their vulnerability to COVID-19, which may be achieved by a health promotion program in addition to preventive measures.
free text keywords: COVID-19, Betacoronavirus, Hypertension/complications, Antihypertensive Agents, Health Promotion
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