News tagged with carotid artery

Fuel smoke linked to cardiovascular issues

(Medical Xpress)—Rural households in developing countries often rely on burning biomass, such as wood, animal dung and waste from agricultural crops, to cook and heat their homes. The practice is long known ...

Aug 06, 2013
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Activated carotid bodies key in metabolic disruption

(HealthDay)—Activation of carotid bodies (CB) by insulin may account for increased sympathoadrenal activity that results in insulin resistance (IR) and arterial hypertension, according to an experimental ...

Apr 17, 2013
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New blood pressure treatment tries fooling brain

While dozens of medical device makers are racing to treat medication-resistant hypertension by burning nerves inside arteries in the kidneys, Minneapolis firm CVRx is coming at the problem from a different direction.

Dec 07, 2012
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