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What are the Risks of Implantable Loop Recorder Insertion?    

Implantable Loop Recorder Implantation is a very common and low risk procedure and should a complication arise, it will be dealt with at once.

Although most people undergoing pacemaker implantation do not experience any complications, you should be aware of the following risks:

  • Haematoma (large bruise) - this may occur at the pacemaker insertion site. This may be uncomfortable and can take several weeks to settle.

  • Infection – There is a very small chance that the pacemaker will develop an infection. Should this occur, it is usually necessary to remove the pacemaker in order to clear the infection.

If there are any questions about your procedure please contact us via the website at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Karen Halloran on 93427133

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Melbourne Heart Rhythm is the arrhythmia service at the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. We are comprised of a team of highly trained and dedicated health care professionals specializing in heart rhythm management. We have a strong focus on patient education and patient centered care. Our arrhythmia specialists have an international reputation of excellence in arrhythmia research and clinical arrhythmia management.