Missing LINQ: Extrusion of a new-generation implantable loop recorder in a child

Ahmad S. Chaouki*, Richard J. Czosek, David S. Spar

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Cardiac rhythm monitoring has been facilitated by the use of implantable loop recorders. New models of these devices are 87% smaller than before allowing for easier implantation and use in the paediatric population. Recommendations are for closure with adhesive. We report a device extrusion in a 6-year-old patient. Based on this, our practice has changed to include subcutaneous sutures this complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1445-1447
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the young
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016



  • Device complications
  • arrhythmia
  • device extrusion
  • implantable loop recorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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