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Is angioplasty dangerous

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Invasive: But overall data reported less than 1 percent risk of heart attack or stroke or death with the procedure.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Not very: Ptca w stenting has come a long way in recent years with better equipment and easier to place devices (smaller caliber stents). Drug-eluting stents ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Short or Long Term?: Is the bigger issue. With many technical equipment improvements since started in humans 1977, short-term technical success & complication rates have g... Read More
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 43 years experience
<2% risk death : About 5% risk of heart attack. Safer through the wrist (radial) than the groin (femoral) for bleeding complications.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 13 years experience
No: If your dentist has recommended this procedure to treat periodontal disease, it is very important that you follow through with it. Periodontal disease... Read More
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry 24 years experience
No: Absolutely not. Regardless of what you may have ever heard about introducing oral bacteria into the blood stream, you are not at risk. If the angiopl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Deep cleaning: Not likely, if cleared by your cardiologist.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 20 years experience
Usually okay: Get clearance from your cardiologist, but it is usually not a problem.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Kafie
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
Dilatation : Any type of dilatation of a blockage by balloon or other instrument inserted inside the blood vessel.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Variable: But on average, about an hour. It depends on how many vessels are involved and how technically easy or difficult it is to approach them. In the setti... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Minimal: Minimally invasive but everything has potential risks ask your doctor to discuss prior to the procedure.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Very high: Greater than 95% with favorable coronary anatomy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Balloon in artery: You are probably referring to balloon angioplasty, which refers to inflating a specialized balloon in an artery to open up a blockage. This is usually... Read More

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