How the HWD Works

  • The Hospital Wearable Defibrillator (HWD) is a tool for managing patients at risk for cardiac arrest. It provides patients with extra protection and monitoring as well as peace of mind.
  • Unlike an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), the HWD is worn outside the body rather than implanted in the chest. This device continuously monitors the patient's heart with adhesive electrodes.

When a Minute Matters

With each minute that passes after the start of cardiac arrest, the chance of survival decreases by 10%.1 The HWD complements the hospital's resuscitation protocol and provides timely defibrillation. 

HWD Timeline

1Larsen MP, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 1993;22: 1652–58.