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Cardiac Ablation

Side Effects of Cardiac Ablation

Even though cardiac ablation is a minimally invasive procedure, there are still some side effects of cardiac ablation that one must be aware of. It’s important to fully understand the risks before undergoing the procedure. Speak with a doctor at Florida Hospital to better understand the risks and what you can expect from treatment.
These are some of the side effects of cardiac ablation:
  • Nerve damage (e.g. damage to the vagus or phrenic nerves)
  • Damage to the artery used for the catheter insertion
  • Damage to heart valves and coronary arteries
  • Blood clots
  • Esophageal atrial fistula
  • Heart attack
  • Fluid around the heart
  • Procedure may not work
  • Need for a pacemaker

Locations for Cardiac Ablation