What is the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator?

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The LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is worn by patients at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). A defibrillator is a device that is used to control dangerously fast heart rhythms by applying an electrical shock to the heart. While some defibrillator devices are implanted under the skin, the LifeVest WCD is worn directly against the patient’s skin. With LifeVest, patients can have a constant safeguard against SCD.

Why do I need the LifeVest WCD?

Your doctor believes that your current condition puts you at risk for developing certain life-threatening rapid heart rhythms, which could cause you to become unconscious and unable to call for help. This could lead to sudden cardiac death. Your doctor prescribed the LifeVest WCD for protection from SCD so that you can continue to be there for your family.

On any given day, tens of thousands of patients around the world have protection from sudden cardiac death by wearing the LifeVest WCD.1 In a study of 2,000 patients, 96% of all patients prescribed LifeVest were alive one year following the date they began using the device.2* LifeVest can give your loved ones peace of mind knowing that you have protection from SCD.3