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TYRX Release: Nearly 50% of Patients With Cardiac Device Infections Don’t Survive Beyond Three Years


5/10/2013 12:42:40 PM

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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The incremental mortality in implantable pacemaker and defibrillator recipients who experience a device infection, compared to patients without device infection, is substantial and persists for at least three years after index hospitalization with infection. These are the key findings of a retrospective cohort study of 200,219 Medicare fee-for-service patients undergoing cardiac device procedures, with and without infection, that were presented today by M. Rizwan Sohail, MD, a researcher from the Mayo Clinic Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Cardiovascular Diseases, at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions.

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