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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.

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

Prof Jaspal Kooner

Professor of Clinical Cardiology

MD, FRCP

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more BMI Syon Clinic

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Dr Zarrin Shaikh

Consultant Cardiologist

BMBS, BMedSci (Hons), MRCP (UK), PhD

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Dr Robin Taylor

Consultant Cardiologist

MRCP MBCHB

BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital 1 more BMI The Priory Hospital

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Dr Sumeet Sharma

Consultant General and Interventional Cardiologist

MBBS, MRCP, MD

BMI The Runnymede Hospital

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Dr Kamal Chitkara

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

MBBS, MRCP, MD

BMI The Park Hospital

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Dr Mehul Dhinoja

Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCP

BMI The London Independent Hospital

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