Chronic carotid sinus nerve stimulation in the treatment of essential hypertension

Seymour I. Schwartz, Lawrence S.C. Griffith, Arnold Neistadt, Norman Hagfors

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Abstract

Electrical stimulation of the carotid nerve has effected reversal of systemic arterial hypertension. The physiologic basis for this new therapeutic approach and the laboratory experiences with acute and prolonged stimulation are reviewed. The engineering specifications of electrical devices employed to date are outlined, and the clinical experience with eleven patients treated with chronic stimulation of the carotid sinus nerves is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1967

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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