VEST Study

VEST Study

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PROTOCOL DESCRIPTION

Vest Prevention of Early Sudden Death Trial (VEST) and VEST Registry

This is a 3-month study that seeks to find out whether wearing a defibrillator (a device that can shock the heart back to a normal rhythm) can improve outcomes from an abnormal heart rhythm in the three months after a heart attack. This wearable defibrillator is called a LifeVest. At the end of the 3-month study, participants may enter into a registry to collect additional information.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

In general, this study is looking for participants who:

  • Are admitted to the hospital for a heart attack
  • Have decreased heart function as a result
  • Are over the age of 18
  • Are willing to wear the LifeVest for 90 days for 23 hours per day

Primary Investigator:
Soufian Almahameed, M.D.

Coordinator Contact Information:
Lisa Wilkerson
ljwilkerson@carilionclinic.org
540-266-6658