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Surgical "fix" for intractable hypertension

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Still needs review, but....

The carotid bodies are small chemoreceptors where the carotid arteries split into the internal and external carotid arteries in the neck.


Removing one of the tiniest organs in the body has shown to provide effective treatment for high blood pressure. The discovery, made by University of Bristol researchers and published in Nature Communications, could revolutionise treatment of the world's biggest silent killer.

The carotid body

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