Cardiac Ablation

Cardiac Ablation - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which doctor shoud I consult for Cardiac Ablation?

A: Consult a licensed cardiac electrophysiologist to find out which catheter ablation procedure is right for you.


Q: Can I drink water before the procedure?

A: You can take a sip of water, to take the prescribed medications.

Q: How will I feel during the procedure?

A: It is normal to feel pressure in the groin during insertion of the sheath. On application of radiofrequency energy, a sense of burning or discomfort in the chest is common. Rapid heart sounds are felt on stimulation of the heart during the procedure.

Q: When can I take a shower after the procedure?

A: After removing the clear bandages, you can apply soap and gently rub near the puncture site and take a shower.

Q: How soon can I return to work?

A: You should be able to resume normal work within a week of the procedure.

Q: When should I see my doctor after the procedure?

A: You must be regular in your follow-up as advised by the doctor. Additionally, be on the lookout for signs of bleeding.