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LifeVest

LifeVest - Departments & Programs, UW Medical Foundation, Patient Resources, Social Work Services Quick Guide, Social Work Manual, Discharge Planning and Referrals

Focus

LifeVest is a "wearable defibrillator" used as a bridge to implant or to protect while heart recovers.

To initiate LifeVest call:

Documentation to be faxed to 800-543-3267:

  1. Signed order by MD
  2. Demographic sheet
  3. H&P
  4. ECHO report
  5. MD note showing "need" for Life Vest i.e. fracture lead, etc

If patient comes in wearing LifeVest and technical support is needed, questions, etc call (800) 543-3267

There are a few "fitters" in the Madison area, so if LifeVest is needed, it can be "fit" that day if authorized.

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