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LifeVest wearable defibrillator
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marty1232 posted:
I was just released from the hospital yesterday with this device.
Since putting it on my anxiety had gone to a point that I had to take it off.
I was just wondering if enyone else has experenced anything like this and how to deal with it.
At this point I will not put it back on.
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
These types of devices can serve a purpose, but I can understand how they might also provoke some anxiety in some people.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Please speak with your doctors to find another alternative. They might also be able to prescribe a medication to help you with your anxiety.

Best of luck to you!

Haylen


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