Treating atrial fibrillation (AF) is important since atrial fibrillation causes unpleasant symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, or weakness, and may cause a stroke. If you have atrial fibrillation that medication does not help, your doctor may recommend catheter ablation.
Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure which may treat atrial fibrillation. It may help you relieve AF symptoms and improve quality of life.
If your doctor has advised you that catheter ablation may be the best treatment for your atrial fibrillation, you may have some questions about what to expect before, during, and after the catheter ablation procedure.
Read about and listen to the experiences of people who have received catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular patients, both before and after their procedures.
Although many patients benefit from catheter ablation, results may vary. As with any medical procedure, there are benefits and risks. Your doctor can help you decide if catheter ablation is right for you.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.