Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, MD In this video he explains how a simple device called a loop recorder can remotely send information about irregular heartbeats.
Two years ago my EP wanted to put one in...he explained what it was , how it worked and that the battery would last about five years. He then said "we don't remove them, they are harmless we just leave them there." I said you are not leaving a useless hunk of junk in my chest." He still never offered to remove it. So we did not go that route and never will. We always seem to be at odds with one another...maybe we should part ways. Dr. Pradip Jamnadas gave an excellent explanation of the loop.
It definitely gives you peace of mind to let the Dr know what your feeling has a reason
@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member, My Medtronic has lasted 3 years and 6 months. My doctor gave me the option of removing it, replacing it, or leaving it in. They are going to replace it with an Abbott loop recorder on December 18th. They say this one will last 6+ years. That sure is better than the one I have now. It is Bluetooth-enabled and offers better data collection and clearer EKG so I am happy with this choice. I had to cancel the procedure yesterday because they did not tell me to stop the Eliquis 24 hours prior to the procedure.
I have had this suggested by my Cardiologists recently so I'm very happy that this video was shared. I really think I'm going to go forward and have one put in.
I had open heart in 2010 6 months after still not feeling great dr decided to put in loop recorder . While just back to work a few months prior had the recorder put in . Just finished with patients had to see cardio while abouve arriving checked my recorder had me call my hubby it’s now4:30 he immediately had me set up for surgery they were putting in a pacer due to the fact the loop recorder was showing I was going in and out of asystole . So by 7:00 I was back on the OR table . It was so worth it . This Dr listens when I tell him I’m not feeling well .