Abstract 16144: The Impact of Ventricular Pacing for Elderly Patients With Pacemaker Implantation: Over One Decade and Large Cohort Analysis
Introduction: Previous studies showed that ventricular pacing (VP) increased the cardiac event of patients with pacemaker (PM). However, these studies consisted of patients under 75 years old and the influence of VP for elderly patients (over 75 years old) is still unclear. We sought to evaluate long-term effect of VP for elderly patients.
Methods: A total of 782 patients (mean 57.2 years old) underwent PM implantation for brady-arrhythmia were enrolled from 1978 to 2005. The elderly patients (199 patients, over 75 years old, mean 80.7 years old) and all patients were divided into VP and non-VP group, and evaluated adverse events (death or readmission for heart failure).
Results: The mean follow-up period was 10.1 years and 84 elderly patients (42%) developed adverse events. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that (1) VP increased the adverse event in all patients. (2) There was no significant difference in the adverse events of elderly patients between VP and non-VP group (Fig).
Conclusion: VP may be tolerated for elderly patients with PM, whereas VP has no effect for the prognosis.
Author Disclosures: A. Kamijima: None. K. Ishibashi: None. M. Wada: None. I. Nakajima: None. K. Miyamoto: None. H. Okamura: None. T. Noda: None. T. Aiba: None. S. Kamakura: None. K. Kusano: None.
This research has received full or partial funding support from the American Heart Association.
- © 2014 by American Heart Association, Inc.