Your cardiologist is in the best position to assess your risks in your particular situation. I would suspect it would not be a problem, or it would not be discussed with you.
When I decided to have my ablation, it was described to be as a "low risk" procedure, but not a "no risk." The chances of complication are very, very slight. It was a tough decision for me, however, because I had no previous experience with catheters or any sophisticated medical procedures. I even thought as I was being prepped, "Now what have I gotten myself into?"
Now, 20 months later, I have no regrets, no arrhythmia, and no medication other than a daily aspirin and a statin for cholesterol. I recommend ablation heartily (pun intended) to everyone with a fib.
But please know we all experience some level of anxiety about having this done. What you are feeling is entirely normal.
I just had my ablation done 3 days ago and I am just waiting to see if it worked. It is painless and about just 0.1% complications in most of the cases. You go home probably within the same day and if it is successful it very much pays of if you have symptomatic flutter
I had a RF cardiac ablation for AVNRT one month ago. I thought the procedure was no big deal and I was awake for the procedure. I felt no pain at all. It was the best thing I could have done for myself. Good luck.
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