Cardiac Ablation - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Jan 09, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor shoud I consult for Cardiac Ablation ?

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

2. Can I drink water before the procedure?

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

3. How will I feel during the procedure?

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.

4. When can I take a shower after the procedure?

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

5. How soon can I return to work?

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

6. When should I see my doctor after the procedure?

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

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