How Does the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Work?
LifeVest Consists of a Garment, an Electrode Belt, and a Monitor
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
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.
“When Wayne was discharged from the hospital with LifeVest, it made me feel more secure.”