Loop Recorder Insertion

Basic overview

  • This is a test that involves the insertion of a small device called a loop recorder under the skin on the chest.
  • This device records the heart rhythm and stores information about heart rates that are too fast or too slow. Its battery can last 2-3 years.

Indications for the test

  • Palpitations or black-outs (syncope) that is suspected to be due to an electrical disorder of the heart (arrhythmia), that are sporadic or not captured on a standard 24-hr recording (Holter monitor)

What to expect

  • You will be guided through the procedure on the day, including the risks (<1:1000 chance of a serious complication)
  • Your doctor will numb the a small patch of skin on the left side of the chest (close to the sternum) with local anaesthetic.
  • The procedure will take about 10 minutes.
  • Once finished a small dressing will be applied to the area.

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Cardiology Tasmania has 5 specialist centres located in Derwent Park, Huonville, Oatland, Swansea and Rokeby. As well as our fixed locations, our cardiology specialists and consultants travel to regional and remote areas to ensure all patients have access to cardiology services regardless of where they live.
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0439 195 660
Derwent Park
  • Northcare Health Centre, 254 Main Road, Derwent Park, TAS

  • 62728869
Huonville
  • Huon Valley Health Centre, 85 Main Road, Huonville, TAS
  • 62642800
Oatlands
  • Midlands Multipurpose Health, 13 Church Street, Oatlands, TAS
  • 61350540
Swansea
  • Swansea General Practice: 37 Wellington Street, Swansea, TAS
  • 62578205
Rokeby
  • Knopwood Medical Centre: 46 South Arm Road, Rokeby, TAS
  • 62471019

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