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Devices, systems and methods by which the blood pressure, nervous system activity, and neurohornonal activity may be selectively and controllably reduced by activating baroreceptors. A baroreceptor activation device is positioned near a baroreceptor, preferably in the carotid sinus. The baroreceptor activation device may utilize electrodes to activate the baroreceptors. The electrodes may be adapted for connection to the carotid arteries at or near the carotid sinus, and may be designed to minimize extraneous tissue stimulation.

Title
Electrode designs and methods of use for cardiovascular reflex control devices
Application Number
9/963777
Publication Number
7158832 (B2)
Application Date
September 26, 2001
Publication Date
January 2, 2007
Inventor
Eric D Irwin
Minneapolis
MN, US
Peter T Keith
St. Paul
MN, US
David J Serdar
Shorewood
MN, US
Bruce J Persson
New Brighton
MN, US
Robert S Kieval
Medina
MN, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
CVRx
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/18
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