ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that that it will highlight the LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator, along with sudden cardiac death (SCD) education and screening tools, in Booth #314 at the 2015 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions, May 6-9 at the San Diego Convention Center.
The LifeVest will be discussed during a satellite program of the C3 Summit for Interventional Cardiology Fellows at SCAI 2015. Ted Feldman, MD, Evanston Hospital, and a panel composed of Kirk N. Garratt, MD, Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York, and Jeanne Poole, MD, University of Washington, will present “Strategies to Improve Collaboration and Clinical Outcomes in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Post-MI/Post-PCI Patients” on Friday, May 8, at 12 pm. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.*
The LifeVest protects patients at risk for SCD. It is used for a wide range of patient conditions or situations, including following a recent myocardial infarction or coronary revascularization. One in five post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients have been shown to be at high risk of dying after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).1 The majority of mortality in AMI patients post-PCI occurs in the first three months one out of every 10 high-risk patients die, with about 60% of this mortality due to SCD.1,2 The LifeVest gives physicians time to optimize medical therapy and assess a patient’s long-term risk for sudden death.
The LifeVest is lightweight and easy to wear, allowing patients to return to their activities of daily living, while having the peace of mind that they are protected from SCD. The LifeVest continuously monitors the patient’s heart and, if a life-threatening heart rhythm is detected, the device delivers a treatment shock to restore normal heart rhythm.
The LifeVest is covered by most health plans in the United States, including commercial, state, and federal plans.
About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation (zoll.com), an Asahi Kasei Group company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care.
About Asahi Kasei
The Asahi Kasei Group (asahi-kasei.co.jp) is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the chemicals and fibers, homes and construction materials, electronics, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals, diagnostic reagents, and nutritional products. With more than 29,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.
*This event is not part of the official SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions as planned by the SCAI Program Committee.
1. Halkin A, et al. Prediction of Mortality After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction: CADILLAC Risk Score. JACC 2005;45:1397 1405.
2. Stone G, et al. Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Post PTCA in High-Risk Patients. theheart.org/article/1202823.do (April 2011).
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