Blood pressure medication could improve Covid-19 survival rates by a third, according to new research.
Researchers discovered that the risk of severe coronavirus illness and death was reduced for patients with high blood pressure who were taking Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) or Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARB).
Lead researcher Dr Vassilios Vassiliou, from the University of East Anglia's Norwich Medical School, said: "We know that patients with cardiovascular diseases are at particular risk of severe Covid-19 infection.
"But at the start of the pandemic, there was concern that specific medications for high blood pressure could be linked with worse outcomes for Covid-19 patients.
"We wanted to find out what the impact of these medications is for people with Covid-19."