Why some heart patients may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19

People with hypertension and cardiovascular disease risk severe bouts of the disease

Wuhan Red Cross Hospital

Doctors work in a COVID-19 isolation ward in the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital on February 16. Patients with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease have ended up in the hospital with severe cases of the illness. Some scientists wonder if that’s related to how the virus that causes COVID-19 enters cells.

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