Dealing with Mental Anxiety Before Cardiac Ablation Surgery

Dr. Atul Verma, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist, discusses how to stay relaxed before having Cardiac Ablation surgery. Southlake Regional Health Centre

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Dr. Atul Verma, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist, discusses how to stay relaxed before having Cardiac Ablation surgery. Southlake Regional Health Centre
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Featuring Dr. Atul Verma, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist Southlake Regional Health Centre

Duration: 1 minutes, 33 seconds

It’s normal to feel stressed and anxious about undergoing a procedure for your atrial fibrillation. Everyone does. But keep in mind that we have a whole team of people involved in order to help reduce your stress and anxiety.

We will send you to our AF ablation school, where you’ll learn more about the procedure and become more educated about atrial fibrillation as a whole. You will meet a number of nurses, both before the procedure as well as on the day of the procedure, whose job it is to not only inform you but to take care of you and to help you feel at ease during the procedure.

And of course there are the anesthesiologists and the electrophysiologists, whose primary concern is your safety and having an excellent outcome. So, feeling nervous? Yes, you’re going to, but be assured that there’s a whole team of people to help you get through it.

If you have any more questions about your atrial fibrillation or whether you may be a potential candidate for ablation for your atrial fibrillation, feel free to contact your local health professional, your cardiologist, or have them refer you to the heart rhythm program here at Southlake Regional Health Centre, where we’ll be happy to do a consultation.

Presenter: Dr. Atul Verma, Electrophysiologist, Newmarket, ON

Local Practitioners: Electrophysiologist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.