Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator "The Lifevest": Device Design, Limitations, and Areas of Improvement.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Sudden cardiac death is a potentially fatal clinical event demanding use of emergent intervention such as defibrillation. Over the last 1 decade, development of devices such as implantable and wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCD) has provided new avenues in the management of sudden cardiac death. Several clinical studies have commented on the therapeutic and preventive aspect of WCD, however, literature describing the device functioning and limitations is limited. In this review study, we describe the technical aspects and limitations of WCD with a focus on identifying potential areas of improvement and framework for future research studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Agarwal, M; Narcisse, D; Khouzam, N; Khouzam, RN

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 55

PubMed ID

  • 29277221

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-6280

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2017.04.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States