Pacemaker implantation as a risk factor for heart failure in young adults with congenital heart disease.

@article{Nothroff2006PacemakerIA,
  title={Pacemaker implantation as a risk factor for heart failure in young adults with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Joerg Nothroff and Kambiz Norozi and Valentin Alpers and Jan Ole Arnhold and Armin Wessel and Wolfgang Ruschewski and Reiner Buchhorn},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={386-92}
}
AIM Complete postoperative heart block following open-heart surgery and sinus node dysfunction are indications for permanent cardiac pacing in children with congenital heart defects. The purpose of our study was to evaluate if cardiac pacing is a risk factor of heart failure during longtime follow-up of grown ups with congenital heart disease (GUCH). METHODS For an objective assessment of heart failure, NT-Pro brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and maximal oxygen uptake index (VO2max) during the… CONTINUE READING

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