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Ablation

Ablation

My doctor has suggested to have the Ablation dkne, was told I would put to sleep because it is a long procedure. I read that you are given a IF and put under but you could be awake, I am confused. I would rather be put to sleep for the whole time

Which is the real procedure?

over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

As I felt the anesthetic beginning to work, I said, "Goodnight, everybody!" Try it and see what reaction you get.

about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Since you need the procedure, relax. There will be nothing you can do to help during the procedure because you will be sedated. Just turn yourself over to your cardiologist and follow his/her advice. You need to make sure your body is in the best shape it can be between now and when the ablation is done. Eat healthy. Get mild exercise to the extent that you can. Walk daily. Stop if you need to recover, then continue on. Stressing over it will accomplish nothing. Surrender to the experience and choose happiness on a daily basis. If you do these things, it will be a breeze!

If you have a sense of humor, use it. I'm sure you've heard that laughter is the best medicine. It's true! If you are relaxed, it will help your cardiologist and nurses to relax. That will be a huge help for them. Best wishes!!!

almost 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Debbie I had it done and I was only asleep for one hour and it worked great went home same day.

over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

they want to do the heart ablation on me for Afib. but I am scared . so many medical problems . has anbody had one done if so what was the outcome and what was the surgery like ? they say it can take up to 6 hrs. that is a long time for me to be put asleep with copd. please help

over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Thank YOU....I've heard the same from friends of friends, but hearing it from you, makes me feel much more at ease...God Bless!

over 1 year ago

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