I am having heart ablation in two weeks. I just saw in an answer to another question that that person had to swallow a balloon in order to monitor the esophagus during the procedure. In a different procedure years ago I had to do that (had to be conscious to do so) and I still remember that as being one of the most awful things I've ever experienced. Is this required in all ablations? I've never seen it even mentioned before.
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