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Event/loop monitoring

Loop MonitorA Loop Monitor is used to capture recordings of symptomatic heart rhythm disturbances that happen infrequently. The rhythm disturbances may be suspected because of symptoms but may occur too infrequently to be captured on a standard 24-hour Holter Monitor.

The Loop Monitor continuously samples recordings of the heart rhythm through a ‘looping’ memory so that when an event is triggered by the patient a 1-2 minute sample of recording is stored in the device for later download. The sample includes the heart rhythm prior to activation of the marker button as well as following, allowing direct correlation between symptoms and any change in heart rhythm.

 

The usual period a Loop Monitor is attached is approximately 1 week. The device is smaller than a Holter monitor but it is attached in a similar way.

STEPS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

Thank you to all our patients who have attended our practice so far during the Covid-19 pandemic began. Your understanding and cooperation with new procedures we have in place to protect us all and ensure we comply with government guidelines is very much appreciated.

When attending our rooms you will notice changes such as reduced seating in our waiting room, distancing markings on the floor, protective screens, increased signage on our doors and walls and staff using protective clothing and equipment. Whilst this may seem overwhelming to some, the purpose is for your safety and that of our staff. Please be assured though that our team remain dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and cardiac care.

It is important not to neglect your cardiac health during this crisis and we remain committed to providing all of our usual services.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle soreness, loss of sense of smell and taste- we advise you contact your GP or local Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OUR PRACTICE if you have any of the symptoms above – please call our team on 9592 2177 to advise. We offer telehealth consulting so you can remain in direct contact with your cardiologist when you cannot attend.

Other measures we are taking include:

We include the following links for your reference:
https://campaigns.heartfoundation.org.au/covid-19/
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus