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New Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator from Element Science Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Deaths

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a sudden, unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm. In the United States, it is the largest cause of natural death, causing about 325,000 adult deaths in the country each year. SCD is responsible for half of all heart disease deaths. Lack of readily available medical assistance is […]
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Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Does Not Prevent Sudden Death After Myocardial Infarctions

Patients with myocardial infarction may get some benefit from wearing a cardioverter-defibrillator in the month after a heart attack, but it does not reduce arrhythmic death in these patients, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The VEST trial, led by Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD, and funded by the National […]
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