11 Questions to Ask Your EP
Are you board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology?
How many years have you been performing catheter ablations, and how many catheter ablation procedures have you performed in the last year?
Do you utilize advanced imaging tools such as 3D mapping systems?
Which technique do you use for catheter ablation? Why do you favor this technique? E.g., wide area circumferential ablation (WACA), left atrial catheter ablation (LACA), pulmonary vein antrum ablation/isolation (PVAI)
What type of patient is the best candidate for a successful RF ablation procedure for AFib?
For which AFib patients would you consider catheter ablation to be contraindicated?
What percentage of your AFib patients ablated need re-do ablation procedures?
Do you typically perform the procedure under conscious sedation or general anesthesia?
What is your antiarrhythmic drug protocol post ablation procedure?
What is your anticoagulation protocol post ablation procedure?
How frequently does the patient need follow-up visits after the ablation procedure, and who will be seeing the patient on these follow-up visits?