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Table 3 Characteristics of patients with appropriate WCD shocks

From: Therapy optimization in patients with heart failure: the role of the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator in a real-world setting

Patient, Age Indication for WCD Baseline LVEF Shock days from
start of WCD
Type of arrhythmia 1.Shock successful Time to shock
Male, 64 ICM
35% 72 VF yes 54 s
Male, 50 ICM
25% 3 VF yes 46 s
Male, 45 Dilated CMP
Previous explant of primary preventive trans-venous ICD
30% 67 VF yes 49 s
Male, 71 ICM
WCD because of systemic infection that precluded ICD implant
20% 154 VT with heart rate 180/min yes 69 s
Female, 26 Myocarditis 53% 38 VF yes 63 s
  1. WCD = wearable cardioverter-defibrillator, PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention, VT = ventricular tachycardia, VF = ventricular fibrillation, LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction, ICM = ischemic cardiomyopathy, sec = seconds