Experimental carotid stimulator for HBP

Q: I have drug resistant HBP and take several meds which work more or less with plenty of side effects. I have heard about a device similar to a pacemaker which attaches to the carotid artery, I believe, and which experimentally at least, is supposed to be quite effective with zero drugs! What can you tell me about its availability, effectiveness, etc.?

A: For a discussion of a case where a carotid sinus stimulator was used in a patient with uncontrolled high blood pressure click here.
The device known as the Rheos is still being studied and will likely be expensive. For a news release about the product click here.

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