Table 3

Clinical outcomes in patients undergoing apical and septal right ventricular pacemaker implantation (n (%))

Clinical endpointApical group (n=616)Septal group (n=204)P value
All-cause mortality181 (29)47 (23)0.1
Unstable angina8 (1)5 (3)0.3
Myocardial infarction38 (6)16 (8)0.4
Pulmonary embolism7 (1)1 (1)0.7
Cardiac arrest6 (1)1 (1)>0.9
Paroxysmal SVT/VT41 (7)4 (2)0.01
Atrial fibrillation/flutter43 (7)14 (7)>0.9
Heart failure38 (6)10 (5)0.6
Stroke15 (2)8 (4)0.3
Ruptured AAA6 (1)1 (1)>0.9
Total383 (62)116 (57)0.2
  • AAA, abdominal aortic aneurysm; SVT, supraventricular tachycardia; VT, ventricular tachycardia.