Zoll to showcase its LifeVest wearable defibrillator at Cardiostim


Zoll Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, has announced it will display its clinical portfolio of products-including the LifeVest wearable defibrillator and the RecueNet Medgate 12-lead management solution-at Cardiostim 2012 (13–16 June, Nice, France).

The LifeVest will be discussed during two scientific presentations: “Physical Activity and Relation to Sudden Cardiac Arrest” (poster presentation number 96, 14 June 9am-12.30pm); and “ECG Quality of Dry, Non-Adhesive Electrodes for Arrhythmia Monitoring” (oral session number 13;13 June, 9–10.30am).

The LifeVest wearable defibrillator is worn by patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), providing protection during their changing condition and while permanent SCA risk has not been established. It allows a patient’s physician time to assess his or her long-term arrhythmic risk and make appropriate plans. The device 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 SCA. It 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 used for a wide range of patient conditions or situations, including following a heart attack, before or after bypass surgery or stent placement, as well as for those with cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure that places them at particular risk.

The RescueNet Medgate 12-lead management solution
The RescueNet Medgate 12-lead management solution is a web browser-based system that expedites treatment decisions by linking the pre-hospital and hospital environments. It allows cardiologists, emergency department physicians, or other medical professionals to assess a cardiac patient’s condition remotely to quickly make the best treatment decision. EMS uploads the 12-lead to a secure server. Then, anyone, anywhere with an internet connection and the appropriate password can access this critical data.

RescueNet Medgate is not limited to a few computers in the ED and cardiac catheter lab. The 12-lead information can be viewed via e-mail, fax, computer, tablet, or handheld device. This easy-to-use, hosted system ensures secure, reliable delivery to everyone involved in the continuum of care.

Additional products on display from Zoll at Cardiostim include:

  • The AutoPulse is an automated, portable chest compression device with an easy-to-use, load-distributing LifeBand that squeezes the entire chest, improving blood flow to the heart and brain during sudden cardiac arrest. It delivers high-quality, uninterrupted CPR chest compressions to maintain myocardial and cerebral perfusion even when moving patients, traveling in an ambulance or while a patient is undergoing emergent catheterisation for percutaneous coronary intervention. Additionally, it offers the benefit of freeing up clinicians to focus on other life-saving interventions.
  • The R Series Code-Ready Defibrillators are designed to extend “Simple, Smart and Ready” defibrillation to every hospital department through advanced, cost-effective solutions for resuscitation. The original R Series ALS, and the newer R Series Plus, which has both automatic external defibrillator series and additional life support capabilities at the touch of a button, offer See-Thru CPR, a breakthrough technology that filters out CPR artifact from the ECG to reduce CPR interruptions. Like all ZOLL defibrillators, the R Series also features Real CPR Help audio and visual feedback for the correct depth and rate of chest compressions.
  • Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM) offers healthcare providers the power and control they need to rapidly, safely, and effectively manage the core body temperature of critically ill or surgical patients. The Thermogard XP delivers accurate, easy-to-use and cost-effective control for both cooling and warming applications.