ZOLL LifeVest News


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NBC Detroit: March 2019
LifeVest saves man after sudden cardiac arrest
LifeVest patient, Paul Piasecki experienced sudden cardiac arrest at home, just one day after his 67th birthday. In this segment produced by NBC Detroit, he explains how the LifeVest wearable defibrillator saved his life. Paul was prescribed LifeVest as part of his recovery following a heart attack. Now, he’s grateful for the opportunity to see another birthday. 
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People Magazine: December 2018
Mom Who Went into Cardiac Arrest Weeks After Giving Birth Warns: 'Pay Attention to Your Body'
LifeVest patient Bobbi Leverette experienced sudden cardiac arrest while at home alone with her 2-week-old baby, Journii. In this article by People magazine, she explains how the LifeVest wearable defibrillator saved her life. Bobbi was diagnosed with postpartum cardiomyopathy (or heart failure after childbirth) and was prescribed LifeVest as part of her recovery. Now, she shares her story to raise awareness for other heart patients at risk. 
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Cath Lab Digest: February 2018
Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators (WCDs) for Protection From Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD): The AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines
In this Q&A article published by Cath Lab Digest, Dr. David Kandzari, Director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research at Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta, Georgia provides his perspective on the inclusion of the WCD in the 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines for the prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). 
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Recent Coverage

LivingBetter50: August 2018
Heart Health at 50: LifeVest gave me hope after heart failure
In this article published by LivingBetter50, LifeVest patient Lisa Sutherland shares her story of being diagnosed with heart failure just before her 50th birthday. Her doctor recommended the LifeVest wearable defibrillator, and Lisa agreed to wear the device as part of her recovery. Eight days later, LifeVest saved her life when she experienced sudden cardiac arrest at home. 
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Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC): July 2018
Diving Deeper Into the Results of the VEST Trial Using Wearable Defibrillators 
In this article published by DAIC, electrophysiologist Dr. Michael Mirro provides an in-depth analysis and his perspective on the results of the VEST Trial. Dr. Mirro is the chief academic research officer at Parkview Health in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and is the director of the Mirro Center for Research and Innovation at Parkview.
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American Heart Association: June 2018
Wearable defibrillators may be an alternative to surgically implanted device for children with certain heart rhythm disorders
New research published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology shows the LifeVest wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is safe and effective in children with ventricular heart rhythm disorders that put them at risk for sudden cardiac death.
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ABC Sioux Falls: April 2018
Wearable defibrillator saves woman’s life
Carole Van Riessen of Sioux Center, Iowa tells ABC Sioux Falls how the ZOLL LifeVest WCD, prescribed by her cardiologist, Dr. Elden Rand, saved her life when she experienced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) just three days after she began wearing the device.
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American Heart Association: March 2018
AHA Science News
Dr. Byron Lee, co-principal investigator of the VEST Trial, discusses results of LifeVest wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) use in low-EF, post-MI patients in this interview with Dr. Paul Wang, Editor-in-Chief of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 
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U.S. News & World Report: March 2018
Defibrillator-in-a-Vest May Help Heart Attack Survivors
In this article provided by HealthDay, reporters share results of the VEST Trial on LifeVest use for patients following a heart attack. Dr. Jeffrey Olgin, co-principal investigator of the VEST Trial, shares comments on risk of death immediately following a heart attack.
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American College of Cardiology: March 2018
ACC.18 | Day 1 Highlights
Drs. Peter Block, Deepak Bhatt and Anthony DeMaria discuss results of the VEST Trial during this ACC.18 Day 1 highlight video. The VEST Trial evaluated use of the LifeVest wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) in post-MI, low-EF patients.
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Cardiac Interventions Today: March 2018
VEST Evaluates Wearable Defibrillator for Patients After a Heart Attack
Findings from the Vest Prevention of Early Sudden Death Trial (VEST) are reviewed with commentary from Dr. Jeffrey Olgin, co-principal investigator. VEST is the first multicenter, randomized controlled trial of the wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD).
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American College of Cardiology Education Always Learning (ACCEL): March 2018
Podcast: ACCEL Lite - ACCEL Interview From ACC.18
Dr. Jeffrey Olgin, co-principal investigator of the VEST Trial, discusses VEST Trial results with Dr. Noel Bairey Merz, director of the Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.
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CBS Kansas City: February 2018
How wearable defibrillators save patients' lives
David Smith of Leawood, Kansas tells CBS Kansas City about the night his life was saved by the LifeVest WCD, which was prescribed by his cardiologist, Dr. Rachel Sosland, to protect him from sudden cardiac death (SCD).
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Past Coverage