Although catheter ablation can be successful, some people need repeat procedures. You may also need to take medications, even after you've had ablation.

To keep your heart healthy, you may need to make lifestyle changes that improve the overall health of your heart, especially to prevent or treat conditions that can cause or worsen arrhythmias, such as high blood pressure. Your doctor may suggest that you:

  • Avoid caffeine
  • Use less salt, which can help lower blood pressure
  • Increase your physical activity
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Eat heart-healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight
Jun. 22, 2011