1443 - Implantable loop recorders for diagnosis of atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke

Page last updated: 04 August 2017

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Implantable loop recorders (ILR) monitor the electrical activity of the heart, continuously storing information as electrocardiograms, and recording abnormal activity such as arrhythmia. The ILR is implanted under local anaesthesia.

Description of Medical Condition

There are two medical conditions that are relevant to this service: cryptogenic stroke defined as cerebral ischemia of obscure or unknown origin; and atrial fibrillation that is a common cardiac arrhythmia.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol (PDF 1081 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 844 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 472 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 409 KB)

Meetings for this Application


11 - 12 August 2016


7 - 8 February 2017


6 - 7 April 2017