A method and apparatus for cardioverter/pacemaking utilizing neurosensing. The invention utilizes the baroreceptor nerves found in the body. A neurosense electrode is placed around the carotid sinus nerve and a sense amplifier with automatic gain control and an integral band pass filter provides a frequency-to-voltage converter with a frequency proportional to the stimulus received from the carotid sinus nerve. The voltage from the frequency-to-voltage converter is sent to the analog-to-digital converter where it is bussed to a microprocessor. The microprocessor then drives a pacing lead and in the presence of a cardiac signal the microprocessor provides a cardioverting signal to the cardioverting lead if ventricular arrhythmia is sensed. The microprocessor also drives a telemetry coil and receives ventricular information from the ventricular sensing lead.