An implantable loop recorder is a heart-monitoring device that records and monitors the electrical signals of your heart. It allows for long-term monitoring and can capture more in-depth information that your standard heart-monitoring devices can’t provide.
The implantable loop recorder involves minor surgery as the “paper clip sized” device is implanted underneath the skin of the chest. This procedure can be performed in the physician’s office.
It records the impulses of your heart and transmits them automatically to your doctor by wireless technology. Transmissions occur when you sleep, so the transmission monitor given to you by your doctor should be placed next to you while you are asleep.
Patients can resume normal activities after getting the device implanted. It doesn’t interfere with your daily activities and it has no wires or patches. You don’t have to worry about damaging the device.