loop recorder

loop recorder

A portable heart rhythm monitor worn by a patient to determine the cause of palpitations or loss of consciousness. The monitor attaches to the skin of the chest with monitoring electrodes. When a patient experiences symptoms, he or she presses a button on the monitor to record a rhythm strip for analysis.
Synonym: event monitor
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Recurrent unexplained palpitations (RUP) study: comparison of implantable loop recorder versus conventional diagnostic strategy.
For two years she wore a loop recorder on her heart, which has left her with another scar on her chest.
He also called it "premature" to routinely screen people aged 65 or older with an enlarged left atrium by implanting a loop recorder.
The report provides procedure volumes within market segments - Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) Procedures, Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) Procedures, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Procedures and Pacemaker Implant Procedures.
The 27-year-old, who was fitted with a loop recorder to see if she needs a pacemaker in November, went on to showcase her first bikinis and swimsuits earlier this week.
The state-of-the-art device called an implantable loop recorder sits just under the skin and monitors abnormalities in a patient's heart rhythm.
The first is an implantable loop recorder which enables patients to run their own ECG (electrocardiogram) when they have symptoms.
Traditionally doctors would have implanted a loop recorder the size of a USB stick into a patient's chest to monitor their heart rate.
Simantirakis et al [8] using a subcutaneously implanted loop recorder, investigated the impact of SRBD treatment by means of continuous positive airway pressure therapy and found a significant reduction in ventricular ectopy beats in 21 patients with moderate and severe SRBD after 8 weeks of this therapy, and no ectopy was recorded during the last 6 months of follow-up.
The ER920W is a digital loop recorder with on-board arrhythmia detection algorithms for automatic detection, recording and immediate transmission of patient data files to a service center for analysis and physician attention.
If your doctor recommends that you wear a device to monitor your heart beat, ask about a continuous loop recorder.