Unilateral baroreceptor activation therapy: the beauty of asymmetry

Peter W de Leeuw*

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With respect to paired internal organs, we commonly think that these are symmetrical and have identical physiological functions. This, however, appears not to be the case. A particular organ where asymmetry comes to expression is the baroreceptor system. Clinical data in patients with resistant hypertension who are treated with device-based baroreceptor activation clearly show that there are functional differences between the left and the right baroreceptor systems. This has implications for our understanding of certain diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-41
Number of pages3
JournalExpert review of cardiovascular therapy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Blood Pressure
  • Humans
  • Hypertension
  • Pressoreceptors

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