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Implantable loop recorder 

Implantable loop recorder
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Implantable loop recorder
Author(s):

Paul Leeson

and James Gamble

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199687831.003.0008
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date: 21 September 2019

This chapter covers the use of insertable loop recorders (ILR) to provide extended rhythm monitoring for patients with syncope or presyncope but without arrhythmia. The cost effectiveness is noted. Indications and contraindications for ILR implantation are described, and positioning technique is illustrated. Implantation, from patient preparation to post-operative care is described. Programming and complications are briefly summarized, along with common pitfalls with ILRs. Finally, the interpretation and explanation of the output is discussed.

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