What is Implantable Loop Recorder?

Category: Equipment

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An implantable loop recorder is a small device that is inserted under the skin below the collar bone to record heart activity. The device last for approximately 2 years. The procedure is usually done to help identify the cause of fainting episodes (syncope).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Evaluation/monitoring 5 4
Supraventricular tachycardia 2 2
Vasovagal syncope 2 1
Fainting 1 1
Premature ventricular contractions 1 1
Unexplained syncopy episode 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Implantable Loop Recorder

Side effect Patients
Injection site pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Implantable Loop Recorder

Dosage Patients
daily 3
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Implantable Loop Recorder

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Implantable Loop Recorder

Duration

Currently using Implantable Loop Recorder

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped using Implantable Loop Recorder

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Implantable Loop Recorder.