wearable defibrillator

By Jonah Comstock March 7, 2019
Zoll Medical Corporation, which received FDA clearance a few years ago for both home and hospital versions of its wearable defibrillator LifeVest, is now dealing with a range of lawsuits and FDA actions over problems with the device. At least two people have died because their vests failed to activate due to an electrical problem, the FDA reports, while local media in Pittsburgh reports that...
By Jonah Comstock March 10, 2017
Medical device maker Zoll Medical Corporation has received FDA premarket approval for a wearable external defibrillator for use in the hospital. Zoll got approval last year for its LifeVest, a similar product designed for home use. "The HWD [Hospital Wearable Defibrillator] offers hospital care teams a new option for managing patients at risk of VT/VF by providing continuous protection even...