Current advice from professional societies on ACE-i and ARBs.
THE CURRENT ADVICE FROM THE PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES IS TO CONTINUE WITH ACE-I AND ARBS.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Hypertension announced their stance in a positioning statement on March 13, and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) published a joint statement days later on March 17.
“We understand the concern—as it has become clear that people with cardiovascular disease are at much higher risk of serious complications including death from COVID-19,” AHA president Robert A. Harrington, MD, said in a statement. “However, we have reviewed the latest research—the evidence does not confirm the need to discontinue ACE-i or ARBs, and we strongly recommend all physicians to consider the individual needs of each patient before making any changes to ACE-i or ARB treatment regimens.”