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What You Should Know About Flying with High Blood Pressure

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With the Fall season quickly approaching, more people are starting to make travel plans for the holidays. Traveling, especially air travel can be stressful in itself, but if you are living with high blood pressure, it can be even more nerve-racking. Flying in high altitudes, even in a pressurized aircraft cabin, can pose an increased

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ROX Medical Appoints Mike MacKinnon as Chief Executive Officer

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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., August 14, 2018/PR Newswire - ROX Medical, Inc. (ROX), a privately held medical device company pioneering a minimally-invasive therapy for hypertension, today announced the appointment of Mike MacKinnon as its Chief Executive Officer. “Despite the many classes of drugs available to physicians to treat hypertension, millions of patients still have blood pressures
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Hypertension: How Race Affects Risk

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African Americans Face Higher Risk of Hypertension Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. are living with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). That adds up to an estimated 103 million people. Even more startling, research has shown that the onset and severity actually vary by ethnicity. Specifically, African Americans in the U.S.

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North Shore University Hospital Researchers Implant Device Tested against Resistant High Blood Pressure

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The image above: Dr. Mitchell Weinberg, left, and Dr. Andrew Galmer, seen here on July 19, hold plastic tubes representing the iliac vein and iliac artery with a Rox Coupler in the Cardiac Catheter Lab at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon This article was written by Delthia Ricks of Newsday.com A Long Island

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What Women with Hypertension Should Know About Dementia Risks

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Reducing and controlling your high blood pressure long term is more important than ever, especially for women. While hypertension comes with its own life-threatening risks, including heart failure and stroke, researchers are now finding that it can also increase the risk of dementia for women ages 40 and older. Dementia – Symptoms and the Risk

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What Causes Hypertension?

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Hypertension is an enigma for many because it’s causes are generally unknown. While there are many risk factors for hypertension, the medical community has yet to be able to determine one exact cause. However, this isn’t all bad news. Because hypertension has many risk factors, it opens up the possibility of unconventional treatment of this

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High Blood Pressure and Stroke: The Connection

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What do high blood pressure and stroke have in common? Many people believe that high blood pressure only affects one’s heart, and that stroke solely exists as a response to stress on the brain. However, both of these ideas are misconceptions. While in some scenarios they could be true, one of the biggest and most

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Top Ten Myths Concerning High Blood Pressure

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Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be an issue of life and death. Often called the “silent killer”, hypertension can quickly spin out of control and in many cases is the leading cause of stroke. May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, and here at ROX Medical, we believe the best way to be aware is

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10 Misconceptions About Clinical Trials Debunked

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When you hear the phrase “clinical trial,” what usually comes to mind? We are aware that the normal discussion around clinical trials that you have heard might be clouded with negative talk, distrust, and hesitation. And when it comes to your health, we completely understand why you would want to explore every question and option

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How the Rox Flow Procedure Works

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ROX® Medical has developed an implantable device and therapy intended to treat uncontrolled high blood pressure. Blood pressure reduction is achieved by diverting a small amount of blood flow from the arterial system into the venous system. The ROX Coupler is a small stent-like device that is placed between the artery and vein located in

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