Title

Permanent pacing is a risk factor for the development of heart failure.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-2005

Abstract

No previous study has examined the importance of right ventricular pacing as a risk factor for the development of heart failure (HF) in subjects without a history of HF. A cohort study of patients who underwent initial pacemaker implantation (n = 11,426) was conducted to test the hypothesis that patients with ventricular dyssynchrony created by permanent pacing would develop HF, as shown by new HF hospitalizations or HF-related deaths, at a higher rate than matched controls.

Volume

95

Issue

5

First Page

671

Last Page

674

ISSN

0002-9149

Disciplines

Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

15721119

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article