Do and don’ts after heart ablation? Some people feel a little sore after the procedure. The soreness shouldn’t last more than a week. Most people can return to their daily activities within a few days after having cardiac ablation. Avoid heavy lifting for about a week.
When can I walk after cardiac ablation? About 3 to 4 days after your procedure, you can start to go for walks at a slow to medium pace. Don’t walk if you have angina (chest pain) or shortness of breath. You can restart all of your regular exercise after 1 week (for example jogging, weightlifting or sports).
What is recovery like after heart ablation? If you have catheter ablation, you’ll likely feel ready to return to work a day or two after your procedure. If your job requires physical labor, you may need a few extra days before returning to work. After catheter ablation, you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for at least three days.
What can I expect after an ablation? In the days after the procedure, you may experience mild symptoms such as an achy chest and discomfort, or bruising in the area where the catheter was inserted. You might also notice skipped heartbeats or irregular heart rhythms. Most people can return to their normal activities within a few days.