Prof Ruparelia will arrange a time to attend for loop recorder implantation.
The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Following infiltration of the skin with local anaesthetic (this can sting a little but the area then is numb), a small implantable recorder is advanced under the skin. The small skin incision site is closed with a dressing.
Very rare risks (<0.1%) include pain, bleeding and infection.
You will be able to go home within an hour of the procedure. Try and keep the wound site dry for the first 48 hours to reduce the risk of complication.