How Does the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Work?

LifeVest Consists of a Garment, an Electrode Belt, and a Monitor

1. Garment

Worn under your normal clothing, directly against skin

Includes the electrode belt

2. Electrode Belt

Detects when heart rate has gone into a dangerous rhythm

Delivers a treatment shock

3. Monitor

Worn around waist or with shoulder strap

Continuously records heart rate

The LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) allows you to return to your normal daily activities with the peace of mind that you are protected from sudden cardiac death (SCD). The LifeVest WCD treats you automatically so it does not require the assistance of another person or emergency personnel for it to work. LifeVest protects you even when you are alone. If your heart goes into a dangerous rhythm, LifeVest will shock your heart back into a normal rhythm. The entire event, from detecting a life-threatening heartbeat to automatically delivering a shock, takes less than a minute.