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Implantable ECG recorder to monitor heart rhythm

An implantable ECG recorder is a small device that's placed on the chest under the skin to continuously monitor the heart rhythm, for up to 3 years.

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What is an ECG recorder?

An implantable ECG recorder is a small device that can be placed on the chest under the skin to continuously monitor the heart rhythm, (ECG) for periods of up to 3 years.

How does it work?

The recorder monitors the ECG all the time and can record snapshots of the rhythm automatically, or by activation using a patient activator communicating to the device through the skin.

What are the benefits?

Up to 80% of patients make a recording during symptoms in the first 6-12 months after an implant, which is far greater than the % of patients who have a conventional external recorder.

How safe is the treatment?

There is a 1% risk of infection of the implant, otherwise it is completely safe. Patients with an ECG loop recorder can have MRI scans.

Specialists offering Implantable ECG recorder to monitor heart rhythm

Dr Karthik Viswanathan

Consultant Cardiologist And Electrophysiologist

MBBS, MRCP(UK), MD(Res), Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS -USA)

The Huddersfield Hospital

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