I'm confused about what my loop recorder is actually doing!

Posted by mjj @mjj, May 19 11:42am

I've had a loop recorder for about 18 months. I'm very confused about what this is actually doing or just supposed to do. If I haven't recorded my own symptoms (such as fast heart beat when I wake up at night), is it still monitoring my heart's activity? If not, it seems like I'm sleeping through any other symptoms that may arise and they aren't recorded! I know, I need to ask my doctor. I want to ask here first so I can understand this and not feel stupid! Thanks for any advice.

You should have a device that is plugged in next to your bed. Every night – sometime in the middle of the night- it should transmit the daily capture to your doctors office. The smaller device you use to capture the irregular beat only marks the data capture so they can more easily read any things you notice specifically. I might suggest you contact your doctors office to verify they are receiving the transmissions and if they’ve seen anything concerning on them. When you go to the doctor they should also be able to download directly from your device to see what’s been happening. Good luck!

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@mjj, Do you have the Implantable loop recorder? @stephdoug123 is correct, you just need to keep the transmission monitor device beside your bed and it transmits the data while you sleep. Here's some information that explains it –

Implantable loop recorder – Type – Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/implantable-loop-recorder/pyc-20384986

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@mjj, Do you have the Implantable loop recorder? @stephdoug123 is correct, you just need to keep the transmission monitor device beside your bed and it transmits the data while you sleep. Here's some information that explains it –

Implantable loop recorder – Type – Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/implantable-loop-recorder/pyc-20384986

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Thanks to both of you for responding. I'm still confused, however, as I don't have a "transmission monitor device." I have been told to use my cell phone, which has an app I've downloaded. It allows me to "record symptoms" such as fast heart beat, light-headed, etc. It says the app checks my monitor for new information each day at 2 a.m. I suppose, after reading all about it on the app's "information" area, it's continually monitoring my heart. Thanks again.

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