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.