patients suffering from arterial hypertension admitted to the hospital for Covid-19 were two times more likely to die than those who do not suffer from this pathology, according to a study published Friday in the medical journal European Heart Journal.

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“It is important for patients with high blood pressure to realize that they have an increased risk of death of the Covid-19,” says one of the authors of the study, Pr Fei Li, a cardiologist at the hospital Xijing of Xian (central China).