A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures — according to research from Queen Mary University of London and published in The Lancet.
The device — developed by ROX Medical and named the ‘Coupler’ — is a paper clip sized implant which is inserted between the artery and vein in the upper thigh, in a procedure lasting around 40 minutes under local anaesthetic.
Melvin D Lobo, Paul A Sobotka, Alice Stanton, John R Cockcroft, Neil Sulke, Eamon Dolan, Markus van der Giet, Joachim Hoyer, Stephen S Furniss, John P Foran, Adam Witkowski, Andrzej Januszewicz, Danny Schoors, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Benno J Rensing, Benjamin Scott, G André Ng, Christian Ott, Roland E Schmieder. Central arteriovenous anastomosis for the treatment of patients with uncontrolled hypertension (the ROX CONTROL HTN study): a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 2015; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62053-5
The Coupler is implanted to create a connection between the artery and vein. Credit: ROX Medical
I’d say today was a pretty productive day. Too bad I needed one lad 90° coupler t9 finish it and all the performance shops were closed. Boost controller is set at 9 psi and it pulls noticeably harder than stock.