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To use carotid ultrasound to screen 20-30 patients with longstanding or resistant hypertension for carotid atherosclerotic disease and bifurcation anatomy. This will establish a screening protocol for Cibiem's eventual endovascular carotid body modulation trial and will give insight into the prevalence and specific location of carotid plaque at the bifurcation in this patient population.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
30 patients with longstanding or resistant hypertension
18-75 years old
Uncontrolled hypertension on 3 or more medications or longstanding controlled hypertension on 4 or more medications.