Survivability of Cardiac Ablation
Since many different heart rhythm disorders can be treated with cardiac ablation, survivability can vary greatly. Sometimes the procedure is successful, but other times patients still require additional treatment.
After cardiac ablation, patients require bed rest for several hours. In some cases, a few days of hospital stay is required so that the heart rhythm can be monitored. After the procedure, some patients may experience a feeling of tiredness, achy chest and irregular heartbeats for the next few days. Follow-up care may include medications to control irregular heartbeats. It is not easy to predict the prognosis right after the procedure. Some patients have immediate correction of their abnormal heart rhythm, but in some cases it may take some time.