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  • Reveal LINQ

    My doctors have recommended a reveal LINQ loop monitor. I don't fit the criteria for an ICD, but have unexplained symptoms that have not occurred or been caught on multiple long term monitors.

    I know this is a very minor, minimally invasive implant, but I am still nervous and am hoping for feedback from anyone who has had one.

    I did speak to Lisa Friday which was nice.

    Thanks
    Nikola

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    Re: Reveal LINQ

    I'm not too familiar with these, but it looks like a simple procedure. I was a bit shocked that they can be used up to 3 years! My basic understanding (previously) was these were used in monitoring for 1-3 months to identify odd patterns or symptoms. As with any implanted device, you need to be careful for any fevers, swelling etc., for a while. You may need to pre-medicate for any dental procedures (not sure on this one). Hope this helps identify the problem and you can get correct treatment. Keep us posted, as we don't see a lot of folks with these.
    Marc
    Diagnosed @ 48
    Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
    Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
    AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
    After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
    Quietly going insane . . .

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      Re: Reveal LINQ

      I had one a few years ago. At the time, they lasted about a year. Mine lasted a couple of months more than that. I had no problems with it; a bit of soreness for a couple of weeks was all.

      Gordon
      Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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        Re: Reveal LINQ

        Thank you for your responses. My consultation isn't until Jan. 28th and I'm not sure how long after that before implantation. I'll post updates. Thanks again.

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          Re: Reveal LINQ

          I'm getting the implant tomorrow morning! I'm feeling ready and nervous...I know it's a simple procedure but I'm still nervous. I'll update about what life with the device is like since it's new and fairly uncommon for pts. with HCM

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            Re: Reveal LINQ

            You'll be fine. A bit sore for a while after, but after that goes away you really won't notice it.

            Gordon
            Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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              Re: Reveal LINQ

              Good luck - I trust you got the one that can act as a TV remote and garage door opener?
              Marc
              Diagnosed @ 48
              Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
              Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
              AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
              After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
              Quietly going insane . . .

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              • #8
                Nikola how did everything go for you? I need to have one implanted and I am terrified (I'm a huge baby when it comes to anything medical and especially involving needles!)

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