Carotid Baroreceptor Stimulation in Resistant Hypertension and Heart Failure

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A significant number of hypertensive subjects fail to achieve adequate blood pressure control despite adherence to maximal doses of several antihypertensive drugs. In the same way although medical and device therapies continue to improve the clinical course of heart failure patients, morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs remain high. Electrical stimulation of the carotid sinus is a new interesting approach for the treatment of resistant hypertension and heart failure. The purpose of this paper is to overview the argument starting from physiological background and evaluating the clinical results obtained with this approach in these pathophysiological conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalHigh Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 10 2015


  • Baroreceptor stimulation
  • Carotid baroreflex
  • Heart failure
  • Resistant hypertension
  • Surgery
  • Sympathetic nervous system
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


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