Cardiovascular effects of spinal cord stimulation in hypertensive patients.

  title={Cardiovascular effects of spinal cord stimulation in hypertensive patients.},
  author={David M Schultz and Xiaohong Joe Zhou and Ashish Singal and Shailesh Musley},
  journal={Pain physician},
  volume={14 1},
BACKGROUND Several animal and clinical studies have shown that thoracic spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may decrease mean arterial pressure (MAP). A previous study in normotensive participants demonstrated a small reduction in MAP during SCS at the T5-T6 spinal level. It has also been demonstrated that chronic SCS at the subthreshold stimulation level significantly improved angina attacks and 6-minute hall walk distance in drug refractory angina patients. OBJECTIVES To determine if thoracic SCS… CONTINUE READING