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Carotid baroreflex testing using the neck collar device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19229465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A neck chamber device for stimulation of carotid sinus baroreceptors by changing carotid transmural pressure was first described in 1957 by Ernsting and Parry and, with several modifications, has been extensively used in a number of physiological and clinical studies. This article outlines the evolution of neck chamber devices and describes some of the advantages and limitations of the technique. We also describe the responses in healthy subjects and the changes observed in patients with some disorders affecting the autonomic nervous system.
Victoria L Cooper; Roger Hainsworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-02-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1619-1560     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Auton. Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-07     Completed Date:  2009-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106549     Medline TA:  Clin Auton Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Room C332, Clinical Sciences Building, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Baroreflex / physiology*
Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Carotid Sinus / physiopathology*
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular / instrumentation*
Hypertension / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Pressoreceptors / physiopathology*

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