Preparing for Loop Recorder Explant-


  • On the day of your procedure, please report to the hospital's main lobby reception desk and ask for directions to the Patient Access Center. 
  • Please bring your insurance card(s), COVID vaccination card, photo ID, and/or driver’s license and an overnight bag. Visitor must present a COVID Vaccination Card as well. 
  • 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.
  • 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.