When to Put on the Vest and When to Take it Off? Appropriate Use of Wearable Defibrillators – 2016 AHA Symposium, Part 1

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Dr. Marye Gleva discusses when a patient should wear a cardioverter-defibrillator, the risk factors associated with not wearing one and how a WCD works.

Marye J. Gleva, MD, FACC, FHRS
Director, Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Clinic
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Washington University School of Medicine

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Visit the following links for more videos from the 2016 AHA Symposium:

Part 2: Where Did the Leads Go? When is Subcutaneous ICD the Right Choice?

Part 3: Yes or No: Can My Patient With an ICD Have an MRI?

Part 4: Do the Genes Fit? When to Order Genetic Testing?

Part 5: Too Soon? Too Late? When to Refer for Catheter Ablation?

Part 6: Treating VT like Cancer: Entirely Noninvasive Cardiac Mapping and Ablation

Part 7: Empowering our Youth: How Teaching CPR in Schools Creates a Generation of First-Responders (and Saves Lives!)