Loop Recorder Implantation

A loop recorder implantation is a long-term heart recording device.

Your sinoatrial (SA) node in the upper right chamber of your heart (right atrium) has a special group of cells that initiate an electrical signal. This starts your heartbeat and helps pump blood in a coordinated way.

Heart rhythm problems can happen if this signalling pathway is disrupted. An abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) may mean your heart cannot pump as much blood as is needed. Reduced blood flow to your brain can cause fainting and palpitations. When your heart rhythm returns to normal, your blood flow is restored and you usually regain consciousness.

A loop recorder is implanted for several reasons. Most commonly, loop recorder implantation is performed to look for causes of fainting, palpitations, very fast or slow heartbeats, and hidden rhythms that can cause strokes.

You can access expert cardiologists and will benefit from a convenient appointment without waiting at our Ramsay hospitals. 

When you visit one of our hospitals for your loop recorder implantation, you can rest assured that we follow strict infection control protocols for you your safety.

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