carotid sinus


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carotid sinus

n.
A dilated area located at the bifurcations of the carotid arteries and containing numerous baroreceptors that function in the control of blood pressure by mediating changes in the heart rate.
Translations

ca·rot·id si·nus

n. sinus (seno) de la carótida, pequeña dilatación de la arteria carótida y su bifurcación.
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The largest IMT in either the left or right ICA from 1 cm above the carotid sinus to the bulb determined the maximum ICA IMT.
Other precipitating factors include foreign body ingestion (iatrogenic secondary to instrumentation and laryngoscopy), carotid sinus massage (3) and even acupuncture (6).
The pressure on carotid sinus baroreceptors, which are located just cephalad to the bifurcation of the common carotid artery, results in bradycardia, hypotension, or combination of both.
Bradycardia, related to manipulation of the carotid sinus baroreceptors located in the carotid bulb, may occur during the procedure just after the stent implantation and/or balloon angioplasty (Martinez-Fernandez et al.
9) Horner syndrome may result from cervical sympathetic chain invasion, and syncope can occur after carotid sinus compression.
Our patient did not respond to carotid sinus massage and asthma precluded the use of adenosine and beta blockers.
The CVRx Rheos Baroreflex Hypertension Therapy System is an investigational implantable device that stimulates baroreceptors in the arterial walls of the carotid sinus.