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What can i expect when going in for a cardiac ablation?

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Dr. Andrew Lawrence
Cardiac Electrophysiology 23 years experience
To feel better: On a more serious note, you will lay flat on a special table and be draped with a sterile sheet. Your groin will be injected with medicine to numb the skin. Your doctor will usually give you some mild sedation to make you comfortable. During the procedure you may feel palpitations and occasionally some chest or shoulder discomfort. When it's done you wil have to lay flat for a few hours.

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