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. 
  • For your safety, we ask that you comply with the following food intake instructions. Failure to do so may result in the rescheduling of your procedure. Do not eat anything after midnight prior to your procedure. We encourage you to drink any of the following liquids up until 2 hours prior to your procedure time:
    • Water
    • Gatorade, Gatorade Zero, Powerade, Powerade Zero
    • Fruit juices without pulp
    • Carbonated beverages
    • Consumption of Black Coffee or Clear Tea without milk or creamer; sugar/sweetener is permitted
  • Unless otherwise directed, take all medications on time.
  • Before you come in for the treatment, take a bath or shower. After you've finished showering, don't use any lotions, creams, deodorants, or perfumes.
  • You may notice some redness, bruising, or minor pain at the incision site after the surgery.
  • 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.