• patients
  • Electric carotid baroreflex activation has been used to treat patients with resistant hypertension. (ahajournals.org)
  • During electric stimulation of the carotid sinus in patients with resistant hypertension 1 , 2 or with heart failure, 4 - 6 the anatomic position of the carotid body may allow undesirable activation of the carotid chemoreceptors, a possibility raised by Zucker et al 7 and based on studies in dogs with heart failure. (ahajournals.org)