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.
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
Soufian Almahameed, M.D.
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