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MOST IMPORTANT: If you can put more than 3 finger widths in the gap between your shoulders and the shoulder area of the life vest, your life vest is too big. That vest will not keep your head above water:

NEVER have a huge gap in the shoulders.

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Make safety a priority this season with the Podium Adult Universal Paddle Vest. Complete with nylon, foam construction this PFD delivers a rubber chest patch, buckled front and mesh drainage system, so you’re comfortable while you paddle. Fitting your life vest for success is essential, and the adjustable belt straps allow you to do just that! This Podium PFD features a rod holder and hand warmer pockets for everything you do on the water.

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Q: Is the LifeVest FDA approved?A: The LifeVest was approved by the FDA in 2001. In contrast, with the LifeVest no bystander intervention is required. The device continuously monitors the patient's ECG, and if a lethal arrhythmia occurs, the LifeVest delivers a treatment shock typically within one minute. The LifeVest protects the patient even when the patient is alone or sleeping. This kind of protection cannot be provided by an AED.

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The ICD, as well as the LifeVest, provides continuous protection to the patient. The device may provide protection as a bridge to implantable defibrillator (ICD) implantation or cardiac transplantation. It can be useful in higher risk patients who are being considered for ICD implantation but who may not meet criteria yet for implantation. For example, patients who have had large myocardial infarctions or undergone coronary revascularization with decreased left ventricular function (LVEF 30%) may be candidates for ICD implantation if their ventricular function does not improve after 1 or 3 months, respectively (MADIT-2 criteria). The LifeVest can provide protection during these periods. Patients who have an infection or malfunction of their ICD awaiting re-implantation could also use the LifeVest during the waiting period while their infection clears or until the ICD procedure is performed. Also, it can be potentially used in place of hospitalization for patients undergoing antiarrhythmic drug loading for other arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, to protect against worsening of ventricular arrhythmias during the early drug initiation phase.

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The LifeVest™ is a personal defibrillator worn by a patient at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). It monitors the patient's heart continuously, and if the patient goes into a life-threatening arrhythmia, the LifeVest delivers a shock treatment to restore the patient's heart to normal rhythm. After the shock, if the patient's heartbeat returns to normal, the alarms stop and the LifeVest returns to its normal monitoring mode. However, if the patient's heartbeat does not return to normal and the arrhythmia continues, the treatment cycle repeats. Up to five treatment shocks can be delivered.