Wearable automatic external defibrillator

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Evaluate for congestive heart failure.

Patient Data

Age: 64
Gender: Male

What is this device?

A right IJ central venous catheter is seen with the tip overlying the cavoatrial junction.

A Zoll external defibrillator (Life vest ) overlies the patient.

Case Discussion

This is also called a Life Vest and is manufactured by Zoll. It is used all the time except when bathing and showering. It acts as a bridge to decide if one needs an AICD. See reference 1 for recommendations, safety, trials, etc.

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Case information

rID: 43078
Published: 22nd Feb 2016
Last edited: 23rd Feb 2016
System: Cardiac, Chest
Tag: icd, aicd
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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