The study's authors explored data from more than 37,000 adults.
During a government-regulated lockdown in Argentina, patients admitted to the emergency department were much more likely to have high blood pressure.
An analysis of nearly 48 million births found that pre-pregnancy hypertension was up among both urban and rural women.
The analysis, published in JAMA Network Open, included data from nearly 1.8 million Medicare patients.
Nearly half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.
A “similar, but weaker" association was observed for angiotensinogen II receptor blockers.
This is believed to be the first randomized clinical trial focused on treating AAAs with an angiotensin receptor blocker.
The role of ACE inhibitors and ARBs in the treatment of COVID-19 has been a key topic for researchers since the pandemic began. This latest research represents a significant update for clinicians.
The study's authors tracked 450 patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Researchers tracked more than 3,300 older patients for three years, performing clinical assessments every six months.
The BRACE CORONA trial focused on the safety of taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers when hospitalized with COVID-19.
The study's authors explored data from more than 28,000 patients.