cardiac lifevest

overview

A cardiac LifeVest is a lightweight wearable defibrillator with a built-in device that monitors your heart. If the device senses abnormal heart rhythms, it restores your heart’s normal beat. 

Cardiac LifeVests are designed to be worn under your clothes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They’re usually given to people whose hearts are weak and they’re worn until you qualify for an internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD).

what to expect

How does it work? If your cardiac LifeVest senses an abnormal heart rhythm, it will beep for a few seconds. If you feel lightheaded or dizzy, you can press a button on the vest’s monitor, which you wear at your waist. Pressing the button will prompt the vest to shock – defibrillate – your heart into beating regularly again.

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