Long-term survival after pacemaker implantation. Prognostic importance of gender and baseline patient characteristics.

@article{Brunner2004LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term survival after pacemaker implantation. Prognostic importance of gender and baseline patient characteristics.},
  author={Michael S. Brunner and Manfred Olschewski and Annette Geibel and Christoph Bode and Manfred Zehender},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          88-95
        }
}
Permanent cardiac pacing is the treatment of choice in severe and symptomatic bradycardia. To determine factors associated with longer survival we analysed the survival times and baseline characteristics of 6505 patients after pacemaker implantation. This longitudinal study with 30 years of follow-up was performed in a single centre university hospital with all-cause mortality as the end-point. In 6505 patients we analysed a total of 30948 years of patient follow-up, median survival was 101.9… CONTINUE READING

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