As of 2015, a Zoll LifeVest defibrillator costs in the range of $3,300 to $3,400 per month to lease without insurance, report The Augusta Chronicle and Florida Today. The LifeVest continuously monitors the heart and shocks it to restore its normal rhythm when the device detects a life-threatening change.
The 1-pound, battery-powered nylon vest is prescribed for heart attack patients and those who may experience sudden cardiac arrest, reports the Augusta Chronicle. Other candidates for using the LifeVest include patients who have undergone or expect to undergo stent placement or bypass surgery, or who have congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy, according to Zoll Medical Corporation. The company designed the defibrillator device for patients to wear during their normal daily activities.