My friend, Frank Siciliano, from Las Vegas, just told me about the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator. Hopefully, it will help him live a very long life.
Frank had a heart attack last Monday night. His wonderful girl friend Amy immediately took him to the Emergency Room. He had two stents put in and he is now feeling much better. He admits it was quite a scare. He had some heart trouble 10 years ago but went for regular checkups.
Frank is a sweetheart, calm and practical. He is a talented graphic artist and makes the most gorgeous furniture you have ever seen. He is the last person you would ever think to have heart troubles. An ex-hippie, (not so ex) from the east, went to Brooklyn Tech, loves the outdoors, and hates Trump. That’s all you need to know to love him.
The doctors told Frank yesterday that he could go home but they were not going to take any chances. He had to wear a LifeVest wearable defibrillator. “A what?” I said when we chatted. He told me to look it up. I did. Explanation below.
“The LifeVest wearable defibrillator is a treatment option for sudden cardiac arrest that offers patients advanced protection and monitoring as well.
“The LifeVest is the first wearable defibrillator. Unlike an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), the LifeVest is worn outside the body rather than implanted in the chest. This device continuously monitors the patient’s heart with dry, non-adhesive sensing electrodes to detect life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms.
“If a life-threatening rhythm is detected, the device alerts the patient prior to delivering a treatment shock, and thus allows a conscious patient to delay the treatment shock. If the patient becomes unconscious, the device releases a Blue™ gel over the therapy electrodes and delivers an electrical shock to restore normal rhythm.”
Frank said the machine also alerts the manufacturer and the doctor if his heart doesn’t have a normal beat. He has to wear it for a month or so, just to make sure everything is normal.
Frank posted his good fortune on Facebook. It was a great way to reach everyone at one time. Frank, see you and Amy next year when I’m in Vegas for CES. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
Read about this miracle machine here.
Frank before his heart troubles. Below are pictures from Frank and Amy’s home in Las Vegas. Frank made most of the furniture.