• Other cardiac monitoring devices, such as an ECG or a Holter monitor, may not be able to answer questions about your heart that an implantable loop recorder can.
  • The information collected by an ECG or a conventional Holter monitor is just for the duration of the test. Because some heart rhythm abnormalities occur infrequently, they can be missed.
  • An implantable loop recorder can monitor your heart impulses for a long time it will record your heart's function or abnormalities during an event. 
  • Your doctor can make a specific diagnosis and prepare a treatment plan by using the information collected through a loop recorder.
  • Long-term cardiac monitoring using an implantable loop recorder revealed heart rhythm problems that caused stroke better than 24-hour Holter monitor. Doctors have used the results to help prevent certain strokes when administering blood-thinning drugs.

Please watch this video to learn more about the benefits of an implantable loop recorder:

Reference: Implantable cardiac monitoring or loop recorders. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/heart-health/heart-surgery-and-procedures/arrhythmia-procedures/implantable-cardiac-monitoring-or-loop-recorders#.YV1vU0ZBwnU