Implantable Loop Recorder

General Information

In the investigation of recurrent faints or palpitations, repeated monitoring is often used. Unfortunately, these symptoms can be infrequent and be elusive to detection by periodic monitoring with ECG or holter monitors (continuous monitors). The implantable loop recorder is used to detect these arrhythmias by providing the capability to monitor your heart rhythm for a 1 to 2 year period. This is a small recording device which will be implanted under the skin.

  • Professor Sanders says...

    Atrial fibrillation is a consequence of several reversible risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea, and excessive alcohol. Your management of atrial fibrillation must include strict control of these risk factors.