Implantable Loop Recorder - FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Whom do I consult for ILR implantation?

Consult an Electrophysiologist; he decides the necessity and implants if needed.

2. When is the ILR removed?

ILR is removed once the adequate information is collected.

3. What are the complications?

It is a safe procedure. Infection, bruising and swelling at the implanted site are some of the complications.

4. What are the treatment options after ILR traces the diagnosis?

The treatment depends on the diagnosis made. You may require electrophysiology study, cardiac ablation, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator or pacemaker implantation.

5. What is Medtronic insertable loop recorder?

This is the world's first implantable cardiac monitor.  Medtronic loop recorder records heart rate and rhythm. It also helps diagnose whether symptoms like fainting, dizziness, seizures have a cardiovascular cause.

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