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Does an implantable heart monitor hurt? Do they give me pain meds?
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: A little
An implantable loop recorder (ilr) is a 0.
5 x 2 CM device (think memory stick type) that goes under your skin in the 3rd rib space on the left side of the chest. The surgical procedure is done under local anesthesia and the incision is very small (~ 1 cm). There is minimal pain involved that is usually controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen).

In brief: A little
An implantable loop recorder (ilr) is a 0.
5 x 2 CM device (think memory stick type) that goes under your skin in the 3rd rib space on the left side of the chest. The surgical procedure is done under local anesthesia and the incision is very small (~ 1 cm). There is minimal pain involved that is usually controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
These are very small devices that are inserted under the skin in the chest and after the first few days the chest should not hurt at all.
For the immediate post procedure period, they should give you some pain medication.

In brief: Not really
These are very small devices that are inserted under the skin in the chest and after the first few days the chest should not hurt at all.
For the immediate post procedure period, they should give you some pain medication.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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