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How effective is a pacemaker in preventing heart failure?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It's not

Heart failure can be the result of many different problems such as heart attacks which weaken the heart muscle, untreated hypertension which can leas to a stiff heart, or drug toxicity such as can occur with certain types of chemotherapy.
Decrease your chances of developing heart failure by managing your identifed risk factors (i.e. Hypertension). A pacemaker may be needed in advanced heart failur.

In brief: It's not

Heart failure can be the result of many different problems such as heart attacks which weaken the heart muscle, untreated hypertension which can leas to a stiff heart, or drug toxicity such as can occur with certain types of chemotherapy.
Decrease your chances of developing heart failure by managing your identifed risk factors (i.e. Hypertension). A pacemaker may be needed in advanced heart failur.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Two scenarios

If low heart beat is contributing to heart failure a pacemaker might help.
If you have a weak heart with ejection fraction less than 35% and a conduction abnormality known as lbbb ( left bundle branch block) a special type of pacemaker or defibrillator to overcome the conduction abnormality will help improve heart pump function and quality of life in 70% of such patients. This is known as crt.

In brief: Two scenarios

If low heart beat is contributing to heart failure a pacemaker might help.
If you have a weak heart with ejection fraction less than 35% and a conduction abnormality known as lbbb ( left bundle branch block) a special type of pacemaker or defibrillator to overcome the conduction abnormality will help improve heart pump function and quality of life in 70% of such patients. This is known as crt.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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