All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

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Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Loop Monitor

A loop monitor is a test that monitors the electrical activity of your heart as you perform activities of daily living. The monitor is worn for 30 days. It allows you to record an ECG as you are experiencing a particular symptom, such as chest pain, dizziness or irregular heartbeats.

There is no special preparation prior to wearing the monitor.

What to expect during a loop monitor test

  • The procedure for the loop monitor will be explained by a nurse or technician prior to application of the monitor.
  • The nurse or technician will apply a few electrodes to your chest, which will allow your cardiogram to be recorded. The monitor will then be attached. It weighs about 1 pound.
  • Each time you have a symptom, you will make a recording using the monitor.
  • At the end of the 30-day period, our cardiologist will gather a report from all the recordings sent to the monitoring company. The cardiologist will then submit a written report to your personal physician. Your personal physician will explain the results of the loop monitor and their implications to you.

To schedule an appointment, contact the location most convenient to you.