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Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) implant

The benefits of an ILR

An implantable loop recorder (ILR) can be your key to unlocking the mysteries behind your heart's rhythm. This innovative device offers continuous monitoring for up to 3 years, providing valuable insights for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

Think of an ILR as a tiny "black box" for your heart. During this day-case procedure, performed under local anesthesia, a cardiologist like myself will insert the device just beneath the skin on your upper chest. It discreetly monitors your heart's electrical activity 24/7, capturing any irregular rhythms that might otherwise go undetected.

The day of the procedure
  • Arrive at the clinic relaxed and comfortable, wearing loose-fitting clothing.

  • A local anesthetic numbs the insertion site, ensuring minimal discomfort.

  • The procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes. You'll likely feel a sensation of pressure but no pain.

  • After a brief observation period, you'll be able to return home the same day.

Monitoring Anywhere

Unlike traditional Holter monitors worn for short periods, the ILR works silently in the background. With a simple activator device, you can also trigger recordings when you experience symptoms, providing valuable context for your doctor.

The Road to Diagnosis and Treatment:

The recorded data is wirelessly transmitted to me for analysis. By reviewing your heart's rhythm over time, we can:

  • Identify the cause of your symptoms.

  • Assess the severity of any arrhythmias.

  • Make informed decisions about your treatment plan.

Whether you need lifestyle modifications, medication, or even further procedures, having a clear understanding of your heart's rhythm empowers us to chart the best course forward for your well-being.

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