Permanent pacing is a risk factor for the development of heart failure.
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.
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Freudenberger, R. S., Wilson, A. C., Lawrence-Nelson, J., Hare, J. M., & Kostis, J. B. (2005). Permanent pacing is a risk factor for the development of heart failure. The American Journal Of Cardiology, 95(5), 671-674.
Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty