Control of postcarotid endarterectomy hypotension with baroreceptor blockade.


The reported incidence of hypotension after carotid reconstruction ranges from 21 to 50 percent. To evaluate baroreceptor dysfunction, 283 carotid reconstructions were studied. During 181 consecutive reconstructions, a transcutaneous Teflon catheter was positioned intraoperatively at the carotid bifurcation for postoperative injection of lidocaine as… (More)


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