A 20-year-old female asked:
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i am getting a heart ablation. what happens if i need to use the restroom during the procedure? i am getting sedation so i would be aware of that and i am so nervous that i will be uncomfortable from bladder

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: The doctors want their cardiac ablation patient completely out so that she won't feel a thing, won't move around, and won't recall anything. That means she goes into the heart cath lab, gets the medication, goes to sleep, wakes up 1 second later (it usually feels that way) and doesn't recall the procedure happening at all. No worries.
Answered on Dec 14, 2019

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