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

Ronald S. Freudenberger, Alan C. Wilson, Janet Lawrence-Nelson, Joshua M. Hare, John B. Kostis

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-674
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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