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Vagus nerve stimulation could injure the nerve or nearby blood vessels, including your carotid artery and jugular vein. And there are risks with any surgical procedure, like infection, bleeding, or an allergic reaction to the anesthesia.

From: What Is Vagus Nerve Stimulation? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

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Epilepsy Foundation.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

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