Implantable loop recorder

Case contributed by Vincent Tatco


Syncopal episodes. For work-up.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

There is a small, elongated electronic device at the presternal subcutaneous region of the chest.


Chest CT done on the same patient for other indications confirms the subcutaneous location of the previously mentioned electronic device.  The features of the device are consistent with an implantable loop recorder (Medtronic Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor).

Case Discussion

This is a case of a patient with an implantable loop recorder (also known as an insertable cardiac monitor), which is a device used to continuously monitor and record cardiac rhythms.

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