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Doctor insights on: Medtronic Reveal Loop Recorder

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What happens if someone goes into cardiac arrest and they have a LINQ Reveal loop recorder implant? Is it still safe to defibrillate with AED??

What happens if someone goes into cardiac arrest and they have a LINQ Reveal loop recorder implant? Is it still safe to defibrillate with AED??

Medtronic's: This is a question for the manufacturer and their engineers. Google Medtronic's @: http://www.medtronicdiagnostics.com/us/cardiac-monitors/reveal-linq/ ...Read more

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I recently had a loop recorder implanted. Can I travel out of the country with this?

I recently had a loop recorder implanted. Can I travel out of the country with this?

Loop recorder: An implantable loop recorder would not usually be a contraindication to travel. Your doctor is the best source of a recommendation as the full knowledge of your condition is the best basis for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to dry my chest with a blow dryer since I have a loop recorder implanted in my chest?

Is it safe to dry my chest with a blow dryer since I have a loop recorder implanted in my chest?

Incision dry? Closed: As long as the incision over the loop recorder is closed, dry, & healed, there shd be no reason u couldn't blow-dry ur chest. Avoid magnets and electricity, however, applied to that area as the metal part of the device is just under the skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an Echocardiogram while I have a loop recorder implanted??

Is it possible to have an Echocardiogram while I have a loop recorder implanted??

Loop recorder: There should be no problem having an echocardiogram while a loop recorder is in place unless the recorder is placed so as to interfere with the study. ...Read more

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I had a LINQ cardiac loop recorder implanted 8 months ago. I still get mild pains near the device from time to time. Is this normal?

I had a LINQ cardiac loop recorder implanted 8 months ago. I still get mild pains near the device from time to time. Is this normal?

Not unusual: Mild discomfort at the site of implanted devices is not unusual. However significant pain, tenderness or redness is concerning and should be reported to the specialist who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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I have a loop recorder placed in my chest. I need an MRI and I am wondering if it is safe? The manual says my device is MRI conditional??

I have a loop recorder placed in my chest. I need an MRI and I am wondering if it is safe? The manual says my device is MRI conditional??

An MRI machine may aan MRI machine may adversely affect the Data recorded by the loop recorderin addition the strong magnetic field from the MRI machine may cause movement of the device but would not be considered a safety hazar: The loop recorder does not contain any lead wires or conductive material. However the magnetic field produced by an MRI machine may adversely affect the data stored by the implantable loop recorder or and the device should be interrogated prior to undergoing an MRI.The device does contain magnetic components and strong magnetic field associated with the MRI may apply a mechanical force leading to The device does contain magnetic components and strong magnetic field associated with the MRI may apply a mechanical force leading to slight movement of the devicehowever would not be considered a safety hazardThe device itself would not be permanently disrupted however the data recorded by it might be ...Read more