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What to Expect
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LUX OverviewAbout Heart Monitoring

ICM Insertion Procedure

How the Procedure Works

If your doctor has recommended the LUX-Dx™ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System, you’re probably wondering what the insertion procedure is like. The good news is that the procedure is quick and easy.

1. Your healthcare team will start by numbing the area where the device will be inserted with local anesthesia.

2. Your doctor will make a small incision. Usually, the incision is on the left side of the chest. But your doctor will determine the best place to insert it.

3. After making the incision, your physician will insert the ICM device under your skin.

4. Finally, your doctor will close the incision.

Possible Insertion Locations

Anatomical drawing showing possible insertion locations for the LUX-Dx ICM device
The ICM device is the only part of the system inserted in your body. It’s typically placed just under the skin in the left chest area.  

ICM Device

Illustration showing that the LUX-Dx ICM device is about the length of a paper clip
The LUX-Dx ICM device is small—about the length of a paper clip. It runs on a battery that’s safely sealed within the device.
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ICM Procedure Video

Check out this quick animation to see how the LUX-Dx ICM
insertion procedure works.

ICM Procedure Video

Check out this quick animation to see how the LUX-Dx ICM
insertion procedure works.

After the Procedure

Recovery from your procedure should not prevent you from returning to an active lifestyle. But be sure to ask your health care team what activity level is recommended for you and follow all their post-operative instructions. 

Your health care team will let you know how to care for your wound. Be sure to contact them if you notice any swelling, warmth or drainage around your wound or if you develop a fever while it’s healing.

Patient Brochure


Check out the patient brochure for everything
from the basics of heart monitoring to how to
use your myLUX™ Patient app.

Heart Monitoring

About Heart

Learn about the reasons for heart monitoring.
Plus, find a glossary of terms your health care
team may use.


Indications, Safety and Warnings