Loop Recorder Insertion
This is a small electronic device (about half the size of the little finger) that is implanted under the skin of the upper chest wall. The loop recorder is inserted to continuously monitor and record infrequent but bothersome episodes of rhythm abnormalities undiagnosed by conventional testing. When a patient has a fainting episode, a small handheld device is held over the recorder to indicate the rhythm and the time of the episode. The doctor can correlate abnormalities with symptoms.