Pacemaker Could Help More Heart Failure Patients, Karolinska Institute Study

Patients with milder forms of heart failure may also benefit from having a pacemaker inserted, not only those with severe heart failure, researchers from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, reported in The European Heart Journal. The medical team explained that QRS prolongation - a change in the ECG wave - is linked to a higher risk of death from heart failure. They found that not only serious cases of heart failure, but also patients with milder forms, might be helped if they had a pacemaker.

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