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Implantable Loop Recorders (ILR)

An ILR is a tiny implantable device that your doctor may have requested if your symptoms are infrequent. It is implanted just under the skin and records your heart rate and rhythm.

It has a battery and usually last for approximately three years.


  • You can eat and drink as normal prior to this appointment. You may bring a family member or friend if you wish.

On the day of your procedure

  • You will be asked to report to Holly Suite where the team will be expecting you.
  • Please arrive at 11am ready for your afternoon procedure

Immediately after your procedure

  • Wound care
    • It is important to keep your wound clean and dry after the procedure. You can have a shower but please do not soak in the bath until the wound is healed.