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  Mt. Everest 2004: Climbing to New Heights


Climbing to New Heights:

Climber with High Blood Pressure, Ryan Bendixen,

on Quest to Conquer Mount Everest

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, makers of Diovan®

Ryan Bendixen began his journey to the top of Mount Everest via the North Col on April 4th.  He is the first known person with high blood pressure to attempt to summit.  The climb is sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., makers of Diovan®, the medication that Ryan takes to successfully manage his high blood pressure.  Ryan will be the first person ever to be tracking his blood pressure throughout his climb.  The effects of altitude on patients with high blood pressure have not previously been studied.  This will contribute to the  understanding of altitude and blood pressure.

Weekly Progress: Ktm, Nepal

Blood Pressure Readings: “Learn more about normal blood pressure”)

 

Current Dispatch: Coming Soon!

Date Ryan's Blood Pressure  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Ryan Bendixen’s Mt. Everest climb is being sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, makers of Diovan® (valsartan).

Diovan should be discontinued as soon as pregnancy is detected because it may cause death or injury to the unborn child. Diovan is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to the components of the product. The most common side effects with Diovan in hypertensive patients were headache and dizziness.  Diovan is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. Diovan is not approved to prevent or treat stroke, kidney damage, eye damage or heart attack. 

For more information or full prescribing information for Diovan go to “Prescribing Info/Quick Download” at www.pharma.us.novartis.com.




 

 

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