Pacemaker study examines whether Indians age earlier than Westerners

mdCurrent Conference Report: Heart Rhythm 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions

Indians presenting for permanent pacemaker (PP) placement are younger than those in the Western population, according to results of a study presented at the 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS).

Key Point: Indians present at a younger age than Americans for permanent pacemaker placement, and they had fewer tachyarrhythmias and borderline high sedimentation rates. According to researchers, these findings could suggest a chronic inflammatory process affecting the patients’ electrical system or genetic factors that need to be investigated further.

Uma N. Srivatsa, MBBS, FHRS, and colleagues reported findings from their study at the medical conference’s poster session. Srivatsa is associate professor, University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, United States, and visiting consultant of cardiology, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS), Bengaluru, India.

There are about 3 million people worldwide with pacemakers usually implanted to treat bradycardia, and most people receiving pacemakers are ≥60 years of age, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The objective of this study was to...

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One Comment

  1. Sathish
    Posted May 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Great job Srivatsa!

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