Barostim Therapy

Barostim Therapy: A New Treatment for Hypertension

Introduction Barostim therapy is a new treatment for hypertension that uses an implantable device to stimulate the baroreceptors, which are sensors in the carotid arteries that help regulate blood pressure. The device is called the Barostim NEO System, and it was approved by the FDA in 2019. Barostim therapy is used to treat patients with resistant hypertension, which means that their blood pressure is not controlled by medication. The therapy has been shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure and improving quality of life in patients with resistant hypertension. How does Barostim therapy work? The Barostim NEO System consists of a small generator that is implanted under the skin in the chest. The generator is connected to a lead that is threaded into the carotid artery. The lead delivers electrical pulses to the baroreceptors, which signals the body to lower blood pressure. The Barostim NEO System is programmed to

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