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Key to denervation response for hypertension may be in carotid body

Key clinical point: Elevated carotid body activity appears to predict benefit from carotid body ablation in resistant hypertension.

Major finding: In patients with elevated carotid body activity, sustained systolic blood pressure fell up to 13 mm Hg from the study mean.

Data source: First-in-man prospective study.

Disclosures: Dr. Mahmoud reports financial relationships with Medtronic, St. Jude, and ReCor.

Citation:

CRT 2020.