Implantable Loop Recorder

What Is An Implantable Loop Recorder?

An implantable loop recorder, also known as an insertable cardiac monitor, is a type of heart-monitoring device that records your heart rhythm continuously for up to 3 years. It records the electrical signals of your heart and allows remote monitoring by way of a small device inserted just beneath the skin of the chest.

It is about the size of a pack of chewing gum or USB memory stick, according to the American Heart Association.

Why is it important?

An implantable loop recorder can help answer questions about your heart that other heart-monitoring devices can’t. It allows for long-term heart rhythm monitoring and can capture information that a standard electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) or Holter monitor misses because some heart rhythm abnormalities occur infrequently. Learn more about an implantable loop recorder.
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