What is the role of small loop recorders in the diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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A small loop recorder can be implanted and can be remotely interrogated for rhythm analysis. This can be used in patients with dysrhythmias that are infrequent or difficult to capture. External loop recorders can be valuable in assessing palpitations after ablation, which are very common and often represent isolated extrasystoles rather than signaling the return of more serious arrhythmias.


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