Pacemakers can improve heart function in patients with chemotherapy-induced heart disease

With the advent of new therapies, cancer patients are surviving longer than ever before -- but the incidence of side-effect chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy (CHIC), or weakness of the heart muscle, is increasing. Research published in JAMA has shown that treating CHIC with commercially available cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) delivered through a surgically implanted defibrillator or pacemaker can significantly … Continue reading Pacemakers can improve heart function in patients with chemotherapy-induced heart disease