BLOCK HF: Biventricular versus Right Ventricular Pacing in Heart Failure Patients with Atrioventricular Block
Description of Research
The purpose of this study is to test if pacing both the left and right lower chambers (ventricles) of your heart will decrease the number of hospital and clinic visits for heart failure-related symptoms, extend patient life or delay how soon patients experience certain heart failure symptoms as compared to patients who are paced in only one ventricle (the right ventricle).
Age 18 or older
Able to receive a pectoral implant
Standard class I or class IIa indications for pacemaker implantation
Additional screening criteria