To cure and prevent heart rhythm diseases
Light up your heart refers to the “bio-electricians of the heart”.
This is how the men and women of Liryc define themselves in their fight against heart rhythm disorders, which affect millions of people around the world. Faced with this public health challenge, there is an urgent need to find short- and medium-term solutions to heart rhythm disorders on an international scale – through prevention, treatment and support.
Being a donor to Liryc is a powerful act. It’s a chance to become part of a genuine revolution in medical research.
WHAT ARE RHYTHM DISORDERS?
CARDIAC RHYTHM DISORDERS, LINKED TO DEFECTS IN THE HEART’S ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY, ARE MAINLY: ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION AND HEART FAILURE.
Atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, affects more than 11 million people in Europe. It is characterised by irregular and rapid heartbeats. It is highly debilitating and has a deleterious effect on the quality of life of sufferers. 20% of strokes worldwide are caused by atrial fibrillation.
Ventricular fibrillation is responsible for 350,000 sudden deaths in Europe every year. It is characterised by hyper-rapid, disorganised electrical activation of the ventricles, resulting in the immediate loss of all effective contraction. Failure to intervene within 5 minutes is fatal or leads to irreversible brain damage.
The heart of a person suffering from heart failure is no longer capable of ensuring sufficient blood flow to meet the body’s needs. This incompetence of the heart can be caused in particular by the desynchronisation of the beating of the ventricles due to an alteration in the heart’s electrical tissue. Every year, 150,000 people in France are hospitalised for heart failure linked to a heart rhythm disorder.
Every year in Europe, 350 000 people die from sudden cardiac death.
Every year in France, 150 000 people are hospitalised for heart failure.
What is Liryc ?
FOUNDED BY PR MICHEL HAÏSSAGUERRE IN 2010, THE INSTITUT DE RYTHMOLOGIE ET MODÉLISATION CARDIAQUE, LIRYC, IS THE ONLY RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN THE WORLD ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO HEART RHYTHM DISORDERS AND UNDERSTANDING THE HEART’S ELECTRICAL NETWORK.
WE ARE THE BIO-ELECTRICIANS OF THE HEART!
Pr Michel Haïssaguerre, Fondateur et Président d’honneur de Liryc
Care, to continue to improve patient care and save lives
Research to better understand the mechanisms behind diseases
Innovation, to develop and invent the therapies of tomorrow
Training, to disseminate practices widely among professionals, on an international scale