Preparing for Loop Recorder Explant-


  • On the day of your procedure, please report to the hospital main lobby reception desk and ask for directions to the Patient Access Center. 
  • Please bring your insurance card(s), and photo ID or driver’s license. 
  • You will receive a local anesthetic for this procedure, and will not be sedated, so you may drive yourself to and from the procedure if you choose to do so. 
  • You may eat a light meal prior to this procedure. 
  • Take all medications as scheduled, unless otherwise instructed. 
  • Take a bath or shower before you come for the procedure. Do not apply any lotion, creams, deodorants, or perfumes after the shower. 
  • After the procedure, you may experience some redness, bruising, or slight pain at the incision site. 
  • Remove the dressing the day after the procedure. If there are steri-strips leave them in place. 
  • Do not shower, or get the incision wet for 48 hours after the procedure. 
  • If you notice any signs of infection including pus, swelling, warm to touch or experience extreme discomfort, please call at 201-432-7837.