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Deep brain stimulation: a new treatment for hypertension?

Green, A.L., Wang, S., Bittar, R.G., Owen, S.L.F., Paterson, D.J., Stein, J.F., Bain, P.G., Shlugman, D. and Aziz, T.Z. (2007) Deep brain stimulation: a new treatment for hypertension? Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 14, (6), pp. 592-595. (doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2006.04.015).

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We report a 61-year-old hypertensive man who underwent deep brain stimulation of the periventricular/periaqueductal grey area for the relief of chronic neuropathic pain affecting his oral cavity and soft palate. During intraoperative stimulation, we were able to modulate his blood pressure up or down, depending on electrode location. This is the first evidence that hypertension could be effectively treated with electrical stimulation of the midbrain.

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Published date: June 2007
Keywords: blood pressure, deep brain stimulation, periaqueductal grey, hypertension
Organisations: Human Sciences Group


Local EPrints ID: 49591
ISSN: 0967-5868
PURE UUID: 56ffeb71-c8c2-4111-9f19-37d7c9af29f5

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Date deposited: 19 Nov 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:55

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Author: A.L. Green
Author: S. Wang
Author: R.G. Bittar
Author: S.L.F. Owen
Author: D.J. Paterson
Author: J.F. Stein
Author: P.G. Bain
Author: D. Shlugman
Author: T.Z. Aziz

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