Could my heart medication make me more vulnerable to the coronavirus (COVID infection)?

by Alex Postalian, MD

Cardiovascular drugs have molecules that help them work well to control your heart condition, but some of these molecules have been implicated in how the coronavirus causes damage to the body. Making general recommendations is not feasible, as many very different drugs are used to treat heart disease. For an individualized discussion regarding your specific medication, contact your cardiologist.

For Patients
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public (WHO)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Texas DHHS)
What heart patients should know about coronavirus (American Heart Association)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)
COVID-19, MERS & SARS (NIH Allergy & Infectious Diseases)
For Professionals
Key Questions on COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease (American College of Cardiology)
ACC Clinical Bulletin Focuses on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (ACC News Story, Feb 13, 2020)
Resources to Aid Researchers and Clinicians 
COVID Updates (TMC)