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Blood Pressure Implant

72 million Americans are affected by hypertention, and for patients who are unable to maintain thier blood pressure with medication, a device no bigger than a cell phone may be the key to helping them better maintain the disease. A small battery pack smaller than a cell phone, is implanted in the patients chest and electrical pulses wired to the carotid arteries helps keep rising blood pressure down.The clinical trial is still looking for more patients, so if you or someone you know might be interested, click the link below.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/20/earlyshow/series/health/heartscore/main4815152.shtml

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