Loop/Event monitoring is used to diagnose heart rhythm disturbances. A Loop is a small light device, which is connected to your chest with small round pads (electrodes) to get a recording of your heart activity when you experience symptoms during two weeks of wearing this device. The data will be transmitted to a computer and analyzed after you bring the device back.
The physician might order the Loop/Event monitoring of your heart if you have palpitations, dizziness, lightheadedness, skipped or extra beats, numbness in your hands, headaches, pre syncope or syncope episodes, chronic chest discomfort. It might be ordered after a heart attack, infarction, cauterization, angioplasty and other cardiac procedures, if you feel symptoms of anxiety, panic attack, discomfort sleeping, etc.
Preparation for the procedure
No special preparation is required. Just make sure that you take a shower before you come to the clinic. Do not forget to bring your health card and a list of medications with you.
Our technologist will prepare your skin and apply the device and explain the procedure. While you are wearing the Loop/event Monitor, please continue with your normal daily activities and follow the instructions:
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Please bring the device back to the clinic with the diary sheet after two weeks.
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