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Deep Brain Stimulation for Blood Pressure Control

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This chapter focuses on the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for controlling blood pressure. Hypertension and orthostatic hypotension refractory to medical treatment present a considerable disease burden, with high associated morbidity and mortality. The periaqueductal gray area (PAG) is an important region for the modulation of pain targeted by DBS electrodes during the treatment of chronic, intractable neuropathic pain. The electrical stimulation of the PAG in animals elicits defence rea...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Ltd
Volume:
2
Pages:
967-970
Host title:
Neuromodulation
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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uuid:16cd2fa0-21e8-421f-ac14-ef6c5340b89f
Source identifiers:
374968
Local pid:
pubs:374968
ISBN:
9780123742483

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