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A method of treating patients suffering from refractory hypertension includes identifying a patient suffering from the disorder and applying a stimulating electrical signal to the patient's vagus nerve predetermined to modulate the electrical activity of the nerve and to alleviate the hypertension. The step of applying the stimulation may be performed manually by the patient, or automatically following detection of the hypertension by sensing the patient's blood pressure, or, preferably by continuous or periodic application without use of a sensor. The stimulating signal is a pulse waveform with programmable signal parameter values including pulse width, output current, frequency, on time and off time.

Title
Treating refractory hypertension by nerve stimulation
Application Number
8/531175
Publication Number
5707400
Application Date
September 19, 1995
Publication Date
January 13, 1998
Inventor
Andre Marquette
Stamford
CT, US
Ross G Baker Jr
Houston
TX, US
Reese S Terry Jr
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Wigman Cohen Leitner & Myers P C
Assignee
Cyberonics
TX, US
IPC
A61N 1/18
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