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Mixed Results Of Zoll's LifeVest Trial Sparks Reaction From Cardiologists

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Results of VEST, the first randomized, multi-center trial of Zoll's LifeVest wearable cardioverter defibrillator for prevention of sudden cardiac death following a heart attack, missed its primary endpoint, a reduction in sudden cardiac deaths. However, patients randomized to LifeVest had lower overall risk of mortality than the patients randomized to standard medical therapy. The conflicting results triggered a lot of discussion among cardiologists online.

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