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Altering the course of heart failure with carotid body modulation

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Cibiem Inc.’s catheter-based CBM system is designed to modulate the carotid body, a tiny group of chemoreceptors located at the fork of the carotid artery that helps regulate respiratory activity. The start-up believes its technology could mean new treatment possibilities for a broad range of diseases including heart failure, where it could address the remodeling that takes place as well as alleviate such symptoms as breathlessness.

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