Carotid pacemaker

Carotid pacemakers, also known as implantable carotid sinus stimulators, are devices that deliver activation energy, via carotid leads, 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 blood vessels, heart and kidneys.

Differential diagnosis

On a radiograph possible considerations include:

See also

Article information

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

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