Am I a candidate for catheter ablation?
Candidates for surgery are usually experiencing symptoms of arrhythmia, and abnormal heartbeat.
Will the procedure be painful?
Doctors use general anesthesia so you don’t feel pain. You could feel some pressure around the area where the specialist is working.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
Your specialist will perform an examination to learn about your medical history. You will be asked to stop eating and taking medication the midnight before the procedure.
What happens after the procedure?
You’ll be taken to a recovery room right after the catheters are removed. You’ll be under observation, and depending on your condition you could go home after 6 hours or spend a night at the hospital. We recommend you speak with your specialist to learn how long will your recovery be.
How long will recovery take?
Specialists usually recommend spending about 3 weeks off of work, and some patients need to take blood thinners for 3 months.