Hypertension is associated with more severe disease and adverse outcomes in COVID-19 patients. Recent investigations have indicated that hypertension might be an independent predictor of outcomes in COVID-19 patients regardless of other cardiovascular and noncardiovascular comorbidities. We explored the significance of coronary calcifications in 694 hypertensive patients in the Score-COVID registry, an Italian multicenter study conducted during the first pandemic wave in the Western world (March-April 2020).
Coronary calcium score as a predictor of outcomes in the hypertensive Covid-19 population: results from the Italian (S) Core-Covid-19 Registry. Cereda A, Toselli M, Palmisano A, Vignale D, Khokhar A, Campo G, Bertini M, Loffi M, Andreini D, Pontone G, Patelli G, Sangiorgi GM, Tumminello G, Elia M, Iacovoni A, Carugo S, Rapezzi C, Colombo A, Giannini F, Esposito A. Hypertens Res. 2021 Nov 18:1-11. doi: 10.1038/s41440-021-00798-9