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Cardiovascular Disease

What Are The Risks?

Though COVID-19 mainly targets the lungs, patients with cardiovascular disease face their own set of risks.

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What Should I Do Differently?

In addition to washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water, wearing a face covering when outside the home, and practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet (2 meters) distance from others, patients with cardiovascular disease should make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations, especially pneumonia.

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What If I Get Sick?

If you have a cardiovascular-related health emergency, do not hesitate to seek help.

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Should I Continue Taking My Medication?

If you get COVID-19 and are currently taking angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-i) and/or angiotensin receptor blocking (ARB) medications, continue taking your medication as prescribed unless otherwise advised by your health care provider.

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What Else Can I Be Doing?

If you are able to do so, it is important to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. This includes eating well and cooking with healthy, shelf-stable ingredients.

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