TITLE

BILATERAL CAROTID NERVE STIMULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF ANGINA PECTORIS

AUTHOR(S)
Geha, Alexander S.; Kleiger, Robert E.; Baue, Arthur E.
PUB. DATE
January 1974
SOURCE
Angiology;Jan1974, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although the use of carotid sinus nerve stimulation has been quite limited, our experience and that of others with this mode of therapy and with direct coronary revascularization indicate that carotid sinus nerve stimulation may be preferable for the treatment of intractable angina pectoris in elderly patients, patients with diffuse disease, or in patients following failure of revascularization procedures. Direct coronary surgery to increase myocardial blood and oxygen supply should be the procedure of choice in patients with coronary artery disease reasonably well localized to one or more of the larger branches of the main coronary arteries. However, the accumulated experience with myocardial revascularization and its results definitely indicate the increased risk of attempting bypass in the above-mentioned groups of patients whose chances for survival and for relief of symptoms may be better served by decreasing myocardial oxygen demand through carotid sinus nerve stimulation.
ACCESSION #
16353209

 

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