News | March 13, 2012

Tyrx Launched Patient Web Site on EP Device Infection

March 20, 2012 - TyRx Inc. announced the launch of its new patient education website, HeartDeviceInfection.com. It was created to raise awareness ofsurgical site infection associated with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) including pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. It also offers information and resources for reducing that risk. It targets patients and caregivers.

“With CIED infections growing much faster than implantations, being very expensive to treat, and having a one-year mortality rate of about 30 percent, it is very important to widely and rapidly educate patients and caregivers that there is technology available that can help prevent these infections,” said TyRx Inc.

“With CIED infections growing much faster than implantations, being very expensive to treat, and having a one-year mortality rate of about 30 percent, it is very important to widely and rapidly educate patients and caregivers that there is technology available that can help prevent these infections," said Charles Kinder, M.D., director, heart rhythm program, Heart Care Centers of Illinois.

By launching HeartDeviceInfection.com, we are able to reach a very broad and diverse audience of patients and caregivers looking for information to address their heart health concerns. HeartDeviceInfection.com will serve as an important resource to help reduce the number of cardiac device infections impacting patients and the heath care system,” said TyRx CEO Robert White.

For more information: www.tyrx.com.

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