Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post about my fear of not having a general anaesthetic for the procedure. Luckily it was under GA :). Just as well as I found out I had a TOE which I would have not coped with under sedation. I have had a couple of episodes of AF since but last in less than an hour so I am hoping this doesn't mean failure. But I do have a lump on my wrist where the arterial catheter was removed, I am assuming it is a haematoma which will resolve itself. Has anyone else experienced this? It's about 1cm in diameter. I am just wondering how long it will take to dissolve.