Carotid pacemaker

Carotid pacemaker, also known as implantable carotid sinus stimulators, is a device that delivers activation energy through the carotid leads and the leads conduct activation energy to the carotid baroreceptors. This is sometimes offered for drug-resistant hypertension. The baroreceptors send signals to the brain and the signals are interpreted as a rise in blood pressure. The brain sends signals to other parts of the body to reduce blood pressure such as the vessels, heart and kidneys.

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rID: 14865
Systems: Cardiac, Vascular
Section: Gamuts
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Carotid pacemakers
  • Implantable carotid sinus stimulator
  • Implantable carotid sinus stimulation device

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