Hi! I have a catheter ablation surgery coming up in 13 days. I met with my cardiologist who showed strong concern over the risk of blood clots after the surgery. I'm 24 years old, I take birth control and I smoke. I know it's silly of me but I haven't been able to quit. When I met with the surgeon and we discussed my options he didn't show nearly as much concern and is aware that I smoke and take birth control. This has added to my worries and I was already becoming very nervous of having the procedure done. Has anyone been in this situation? I need reassurance or advice. And yes I know, try to quit smoking.