I was OK though when the time actually came and they wheeled me into the cath lab. My ablation was done under
a general anesthetic, so I just went to sleep, woke up and it was done. The biggest inconvenience was having a catheter for the day I was in the hospital being monitored and waiting for entry sites to heal. I felt fine, very minimal discomfort, and was released the next day. For about six weeks, I had some sensation in my chest--likely from the healing that was taking place.