Vest Prevention of Early Sudden Death Trial and VEST Registry

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2015 by University of California, San Francisco
Zoll Medical Corporation
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First received: October 3, 2011
Last updated: April 7, 2015
Last verified: April 2015

This study explores the hypothesis that wearable defibrillators can impact mortality by reducing sudden death during the first three months after a heart attack in persons with high risk for life-threatening arrhythmias.

Condition Intervention Phase
Myocardial Infarction
Ventricular Dysfunction
Sudden Death
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Fibrillation
Device: wearable defibrillator
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prevention of Sudden Death After Myocardial Infarction Using a LifeVest Wearable Cardioverter-defibrillator

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Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sudden death mortality [ Time Frame: three months after myocardial infarction ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular, all-cause, and other cause specific mortality [ Time Frame: three months after myocardial infarction ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • incidence of ventricular arrhythmias [ Time Frame: three months after myocardial infarction ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • adverse events attributable to wearable defibrillator use [ Time Frame: three months after myocardial infarction ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • compliance with wearable defibrillator use [ Time Frame: three months after myocardial infarction ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1900
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Wearable defibrillator
subjects will use a wearable defibrillator for three months following myocardial infarction
Device: wearable defibrillator
LifeVest wearable defibrillator
Other Names:
  • LifeVest
  • wearable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • WCD
  • WD
No Intervention: Conventional treatment

Detailed Description:

In patients with ventricular dysfunction immediately following myocardial infarction, sudden death may be responsible for up to 50% of total mortality. Wearable defibrillators may reduce sudden death by providing immediate detection and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. This study is design to demonstrate a reduction in sudden death measured at three months following myocardial infarction among patients who have ventricular dysfunction.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients identified in the hospital or within 7 days after discharge with a diagnosis of an acute MI (STEMI or Non-STEMI)
  • LV ejection fraction ≤35% determined at the following time point:

    1. If no PCI within the first 8 hours following the MI: ≥ 8 hours after MI
    2. If acute PCI occurs within 8 hours of MI: ≥8 hours after PCI
    3. If CABG is planned (before or within 7 days of discharge), wait to enroll and then use the most recent assessment at least 48 hours post CABG
  • Age ≥ 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Existing ICD or indication for an ICD at the time of screening
  • Existing unipolar pacemakers/leads
  • Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis after hospital discharge
  • Chest circumference too small or too large for LifeVest garment*
  • Participants discharged to an institutional setting with an anticipated stay > 7 days
  • Pregnancy
  • Inability to consent
  • Any other condition or circumstance that in the judgment of the clinician makes the participant unsuitable for the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01446965

Contact: Carol Maguire, RN 415-476-5148

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United States, Alaska
Alaska Heart Institute Terminated
Anchorage, Alaska, United States, 99508
United States, California
Cardiovascular Consultants Heart Center Recruiting
Fresno, California, United States, 93720
Contact: Tamanjit Basi    559-432-4303 ext 8280   
Principal Investigator: Michael Gen, MD         
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Terminated
Salinas, California, United States, 93901
University of California, San Francisco Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Contact: Sarahmay Sanchez    415-514-0504   
Principal Investigator: Greg Marcus, MD         
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Recruiting
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Contact: Heather Maurer    303-724-6473    HEATHER.MAURER@UCDENVER.EDU   
Contact: Christina Schmitt    303-724-2098   
Principal Investigator: William Sauer, MD         
United States, Connecticut
Hartford Hospital Recruiting
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 06102
Contact: Arben Ademi    860-545-3561   
Principal Investigator: Steven L Zweibel, MD         
United States, Delaware
Christiana Care Health Services Active, not recruiting
Newark, Delaware, United States, 19718
United States, Florida
University of Florida Recruiting
Gainsville, Florida, United States, 32610
Contact: Dana Leach    352-273-8930   
Contact: Sarah Long    352-273-8932   
Principal Investigator: William Miles, MD         
Watson Clinic for Research, Inc. Recruiting
Lakeland, Florida, United States, 33805
Contact: Noreen McGowan    866-688-6826   
Principal Investigator: Neal G Kavesh, MD         
Melbourne Cardiac Resarch Institute Terminated
Melbourne, Florida, United States, 32901
Florida Heart Group/Florida Hospital Terminated
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32803
United States, Illinois
Advocate Christ Hospital Active, not recruiting
Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States, 60453
Lutheran General Terminated
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States, 60068
United States, Indiana
The Heart Group/Deaconess Hospital Terminated
Evansville, Indiana, United States, 47713
St. Vincent Medical Group Recruiting
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46260
Contact: Sara Simpkiss    317-338-6152   
Contact: Jill M Gall    317-583-6304   
Principal Investigator: Sandeep Joshi, MD         
United States, Kentucky
Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Terminated
Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States, 42101
University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute Recruiting
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
Contact: Yvonne Taul, RN    859-218-1644   
Contact: Caroline Rodgers    859-323-1082   
Principal Investigator: Samy-Claude Elayi, MD         
United States, Louisiana
Ochsner Clinic Recruiting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
Contact: Cristine Hardy    504-842-6832   
Principal Investigator: Daniel Morin, MD         
United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Deborah Manuelian    617-732-5087    DMANUELIAN@PARTNERS.ORG   
Principal Investigator: Bruce Koplan, MD         
Massachusetts General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Contact: Carly Crocker    617-643-1452   
Principal Investigator: Theofanie Mela, MD         
Tufts Medical Center Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
Contact: Melanie Marshall    617-636-5938   
Contact: Laurie Butts    617-636-5938   
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Weinstock, MD         
University of Massachusetts Memorial Recruiting
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
Contact: Kathe Giaquinto    508-856-2376   
Contact: Alex Agrillo    (508) 856-2375   
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD         
United States, New Jersey
The Valley Hospital Recruiting
Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States, 07450
Contact: Kimberly Michel    201-447-8000 ext 2745   
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sotsky, MD         
United States, New Mexico
Presbyterian Heart Group Recruiting
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87106
Contact: Rae Woods    505-563-2716   
Contact: Susan Salazar    505-563-2716   
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Nair, MD         
United States, New York
Albany Associates in Cardiology Recruiting
Albany, New York, United States, 12205
Contact: PeggySue Schaumann-Boyle    518-435-2758   
Contact: Elizabeth (Betty) Bursey    (518)435-2759   
Principal Investigator: Robert S. Phang, MD         
Montefiore Medical Center Recruiting
Bronx, New York, United States, 10467
Contact: Jenniefer Leto    718-920-5630   
Contact: Marshalee Mcintosh    718-904-2067   
Principal Investigator: Jay Gross, MD         
United Health Services Active, not recruiting
Johnson City, New York, United States, 13790
Long Island Jewish Hospital Recruiting
New Hyde Park, New York, United States, 11040
Contact: Denise McDermott    718-470-7736   
Contact: Marisa Kavanaugh-Hogans    (718)470-4257   
Principal Investigator: David Slotwiner, MD         
Huntington Hospital Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 11743
Contact: Dana Kuziw    631-547-7191   
Principal Investigator: Paul Maccaro, MD         
Mount Sinai Hospital Terminated
New York, New York, United States, 10029
St. Luke's- Roosevelt Hospital Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10025
Contact: Ammy Malinay    212-523-3281   
Principal Investigator: Emad Aziz         
Lenox Hill Hospital Recruiting
New York City, New York, United States, 10075
Contact: Miriam Lucca-Susana    212-434-3734   
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Skipitaris, MD         
University Cardiovascular Associates (Rochester) Terminated
Rochester, New York, United States, 14626
Stony Brook University Recruiting
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794
Contact: Maria Amella    631-444-8485   
Contact: Mary Sophy Yohannan    631 444 8417   
Principal Investigator: Eric Rashba, MD         
United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill Recruiting
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Contact: Amy Que-Xu    919-843-4597   
Contact: Tyrone Wade    919-962-4896   
Principal Investigator: Paul Mounsey, MD         
Duke University Medical Center Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Anthony Waldron, Jr    919-681-9772   
Contact: Deborah Hickey    919-668-3524   
Principal Investigator: Donald Hegland, MD         
Wake Heart Research Recruiting
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27610
Contact: Hailey Kessler    919-231-8253 ext 3181   
Contact: Meredith Shillinglaw    919-231-8253 ext 3127   
Principal Investigator: Robert L Jobe         
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Recruiting
Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Contact: Malissa Tickle    336-716-5865   
Principal Investigator: Tony W. Simmons, MD         
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Melanie Panko, RN, BSN    216-444-6478   
Contact: Jill Kandrac    (440) 449-8890   
Principal Investigator: Mina Chung         
University Hospital Case Medical Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 44106
Contact: Maria Scheutzow    216-286-6550   
Principal Investigator: Mauricio Arruda, MD         
North Ohio Heart Center-North Ohio Research Recruiting
Elyria, Ohio, United States, 44035
Contact: Darlene Carr    440-366-2264   
Principal Investigator: Kara Quan, MD         
Cardiovascular Research Center, LLC/Mercy St Vincent Terminated
Toledo, Ohio, United States, 43608
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Heart Institute-Hillcrest Recruiting
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74104
Contact: Jolene Durham    918-579-4939   
Contact: Clarissa Wheeler    918-579-5865   
Principal Investigator: David A. Sandler, MD         
United States, Oregon
Oregon Heart & Vascular Terminated
Springfield, Oregon, United States, 97477
United States, Pennsylvania
Chambersburg Hospital Recruiting
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 17201
Contact: Cindy Green    717-267-4880   
Contact: Jacklyn Newell    717-262-4697   
Principal Investigator: Aylmer Tang, MD         
Geisinger Heart Institute Recruiting
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States, 17822
Contact: Marilee Manganiello    570-808-6123   
Contact: Kay Blyler    570.214.5421   
Principal Investigator: Gopi Dandamudi, MD         
The Guthrie Clinic/Guthrie Medical Group Recruiting
Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States
Contact: Tina Ostravich, RN    570-887-6112   
Contact: Donna Tyburczy, RN, BSN    570-887-6071   
Principal Investigator: Govindarajan Venkatesh, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Dwight Stapleton, MD         
United States, Rhode Island
Brown Medical School-Rhode Island Hospital Recruiting
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Contact: Kelly Franchetti    401-444-8928   
Contact: Cathy Gordon    401-444-8928   
Principal Investigator: Peem Lorvidhaya, MD         
United States, South Carolina
Providence/South Carolina Heart Center Recruiting
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29204
Contact: Kelly Crump, RN    803-255-2927   
Principal Investigator: Venkateshwar Gottipaty, MD         
McLeod Health/Pee Dee Cardiology Recruiting
Florence, South Carolina, United States, 29506
Contact: Rhonda Johnson    843-667-1891 ext 8465   
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Malik, MD         
United States, Tennessee
Wellmont Holston Valley Recruiting
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States, 37660
Contact: Ashley Sparks, LVN, CRC    423-230-5062   
Principal Investigator: Gregory Jones, MD         
Turkey Creek Medical Center Terminated
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37934
United States, Texas
Baylor University Medical Center Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75226
Contact: Jenny Cruthis    214-820-3319   
Principal Investigator: Jay Franklin, MD         
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Contact: Anne Leyretana-Zabat    214-590-5015   
Principal Investigator: Richard Wu, MD         
United States, Virginia
Carilion Clinic Recruiting
Roanoke, Virginia, United States, 24014
Contact: Lisa Wilkerson    540-266-6658   
Contact: Karen Buchanan, BSN, RN    540 981 7493   
Principal Investigator: Soufian Almahameed, MD         
United States, Washington
Cardiac Study Center Recruiting
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405
Contact: Kathy Marks    253-572-7320 ext 3030   
Contact: Alison Swarens    253-403-1707   
Principal Investigator: Tariq Salam, MD         
Med. Uniklinik Heidelberg Recruiting
Heidelberg, Deutschland, Germany, 69120
Contact: Sonja Tran    49062115637124   
Principal Investigator: Dierk Thomas, MD         
Herzzentrum Duisburg Kaiser-Wilhelm-Krankenhaus Recruiting
Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 47169
Contact: Dunja Schulenburg    +49(0)203 451 3509   
Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Schöls         
Klinikum Links der Weser gGmbh Klinik Recruiting
Bremen, Germany, 28277
Contact: Bettina Wuermann-Busch    49 0 421 879 1642   
Principal Investigator: Rainer Hambrecht         
Klinikum Göttingen Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Recruiting
Göttingen, Germany, 37099
Contact: Stefanie Baumert    49(0)551 39 10475   
Principal Investigator: Markus Zabel         
Klinikum der Stadt Ludwigshafen Recruiting
Ludwigshafen, Germany, 67063
Contact: Petra Zaricor    49 (0) 621-503-4354   
Principal Investigator: Thomas Kleemann         
UNIVERSITÄTSMEDIZIN der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Recruiting
Mainz, Germany, 55131
Contact: Baerbel Kaesberger    49 6131 - 17 5828   
Principal Investigator: Thomas Münzel         
Universitätsklinikum Mannheim Recruiting
Mannheim, Germany, 68167
Contact: Brigitte Kircher    +49(0)621 3831490   
Contact: Stefanie Dorn    49 621 383 1492   
Principal Investigator: Martin Borggrefe         
Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny Recruiting
Gdansk, Poland, 80-952
Contact: Ewa Lewicka    48 608 670 152   
Principal Investigator: Grzegorz Raczak         
Specjalistyczna Poradnia Kardiologiczna Recruiting
Kielce, Poland, 25525
Contact: Joanna Wolska    48 (41) 36-71-391   
Principal Investigator: Beata Wozakowska-Kaplon, MD         
Mc Tronik Recruiting
Lodz, Poland, 90-553
Contact: Bozena Urbanek    48 60 627 66 99   
Contact: Anna Nowek    +48 50 548 55 95   
Principal Investigator: Wranicz Jerzy Krzysztof         
Samodzielny Publiczny Zaklad Opieki Zdrowotnej Ministerstwa Spraw Wewnetrznych w Rzeszowie Recruiting
Rzeszow, Poland, 35111
Contact: Andrzej Curzytek    48 603 119 280   
Principal Investigator: Piotr Wanczura, MD         
II Klinika Choroby Wiencowej, Instytut Kardiologii (Institute of Cardiology, Clinic II) Recruiting
Warsaw, Poland, 02-637
Contact: Michal Lewandowski    48 609 683 955   
Principal Investigator: Maciej Sterlinski         
Medical University of Warsaw Recruiting
Warsaw, Poland, 02097
Contact: Marcin Michalak    (48) 506 023 989   
Principal Investigator: Marcin Grabowski, MD, PhD         
Institute of Cardiology Recruiting
Warszawa, Poland, 04627
Contact: Artur Oreziak    48 22 343 41 86   
Principal Investigator: Andrzej Przybylski, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Zoll Medical Corporation
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey E Olgin, MD University of California, San Francisco
Study Director: Byron K Lee, MD University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: Mark J Pletcher, MD, MPH University of California, San Francisco
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Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT01446965     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00628966
Other Study ID Numbers: 90D0114
Study First Received: October 3, 2011
Last Updated: April 7, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
myocardial infarction, acute
myocardial infarction
ventricular dysfunction
death, sudden, cardiac
death, sudden
ventricular tachycardia
ventricular fibrillation
defibrillation, electric
cardioversion, electric
electric countershock
defibrillators, external

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Death, Sudden
Myocardial Infarction
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Ventricular Dysfunction
Ventricular Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
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