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Is a loop recorder implant the same as a pacemaker?

No, a loop implant is not the same as a pacemaker. A pacemaker has leads and generates electrical pulses to change the rhythm or pace of your heart. A loop recorder doesn’t contain leads and can’t send out electrical pulses. 

The loop recorder only records cardiac activity for diagnostic purposes. If your doctor finds a problem with your heart rhythm from the loop recorder, they may suggest you have a pacemaker implanted.

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