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Your Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) has many features that help your doctor take care of your heart health. Your provider has prescribed a transmitter that you can use from home, which will send information from your cardiac device to your clinic. The transmitter will send reports (called remote transmissions) to the Device Clinic. Below is an overview of your ILR, transmitter, scheduling, and how you and your cardiac device team will work together.
The transmitter will create a summary report every 1-3 months and send it to us at the clinic, so that your doctor can assess your heart rhythm.
What the Implantable Loop Recorder (ILR) Does
It watches your heart rhythm all the time.
It stores information about your heart, helping your doctor treat you.
It can send us a transmission if you have a fast, slow, or irregular heart rhythms.
How the Transmitter at the Bedside Works (or on the phone app) if Connected
Transmitters send information stored on your cardiac device.
It connects with your ILR device every night while you are asleep. If something is not normal with your device or your heart rhythm, it can send us a report. If everything is OK, it will not send a report.
The transmitter will send a summary report every 1-3 months so your doctor can assess your heart rhythm.
Transmitters do not watch your heart rhythm minute by minute.
They do not take the place of 911. If you feel unwell, please call 911 or seek emergency care.
If you have a non-emergency concern about your heart rhythm, you can contact your Device Clinic during regular business hours.
The Cardiac Device Clinic Team
We review remote transmissions Mon-Fri during regular business hours (not on holidays) and send the reports to your doctor.
We will contact you if something is not normal on your report.
The results of your normal reports will be available on the MyChart within 2 weeks.
Set up your transmitter within 8-10 feet of where you sleep.
Keep it plugged in and connected. Check it periodically to make sure the power is on.
If you have the app: keep the app open on your phone and keep your Bluetooth turned on.
Keep the company’s helpline number available and call their support staff if you have any connection questions or issues
Insurance and Co-Pays
Remote reports are the same as in-office reports and require the same type of review. Therefore, your insurance will be billed for the remote monitoring service. This charge covers all the necessary summary and alert reports as well as the nightly checks during that 30-day period.
Who to Call
UW Health Device Clinic