Can someone tell me if your groin is shaved prior to a cardiac ablation?
I had a traumatic experience years ago when having a cardiac cath. A young nurse had to shave me and I didn't like it at all. If they had just told me I needed to be completely shaved, I would have done it myself!!! As it was, they wouldn't let me do it myself in the hospital and I was traumatized!
I had another cath a year ago and was not shaved at all.
I asked my doctor's nurse about it, who was clueless. I am not feeling the clueless nurses at all!
My inclination is to shave myself, just to be sure. But I wanted to know if anyone had any knowledge about it. Thanks!