Cardiology loop recorder


The implantable loop recorder (ILR) is a subcutaneous, single - lead, electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring device used for diagnosis in patients with recurrent unexplained episodes of palpitations or syncope, for long-term monitoring in patients at risk for or with documented atrial fibrillation (AF), and for risk stratification in patients who have sustained a myocardial infarction (MI) and ... An implantable loop recorder is inserted by an electrophysiologist, a physician who specializes in the heart’s electrical system. The procedure is performed in the hospital under local anesthesia. Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) Placement An implantable loop recorder (ILR) is a small implantable, easily removable, medical device, placed under the skin in your chest, that is used to monitor for abnormal heart rhythms. A cardiac event monitor, such as a ZIO patch, can be worn for up to 2 weeks to giving a much more complete picture of one’s heart rhythm than a holter monitor and helps determine if there is something to treat or not and whether symptoms are likely to recur. The implantable loop recorder (ILR) is a new powerful diagnostic tool for diagnosis of unexplained syncope. The European Society of Cardiology and European Heart Rhythm Association have recently published documents containing recommendations on the appropriate use of ILRs. Data from literature ...