What is the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator?
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 dangerous heart rhythms by applying an electrical shock to the heart. While some defibrillator devices are implanted under the skin, LifeVest is a wearable defibrillator and is worn directly against the patient’s skin. The LifeVest WCD provides a constant safeguard against SCD.
“I had a sudden cardiac arrest, and LifeVest saved my life.”Paula's Story
Why do I need the LifeVest WCD?
Your doctor believes that your current condition puts you at risk for developing a life-threatening heart rhythm, 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 to protect you 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 are protected from sudden cardiac death by wearing the LifeVest WCD, which is effective with a 98% treatment success rate and a low rate of inappropriate treatments.1, 2, 3 LifeVest should give your loved ones peace of mind knowing that you are protected from SCD at all times.4
“LifeVest didn’t just save my life. It saved my relationship with the kids and the grandkids and gave me the chance to do things with them for the rest of my life.”Mark's Story