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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-674
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Permanent pacing is a risk factor for the development of heart failure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.10.049