A 59-year-old female asked:
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is the procedure of angiography safe?? what side effects can it cause??

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
Some risk: Minimal risk when performed by a high volume operator
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
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Dr. Andris Kazmers
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
Angio: Angiography has low but not zero complication rate. Problems at the puncture site include bleeding or artery injury; problems from contrast include kidney damage or allergic reaction; diagnostic site injury is possible with bleeding, arterial occlusion or embolism such as stroke during coronary or carotid angiography. Intervention (ballon, stent, atherectomy) higher risk than diagnostic study.
Answered on Apr 28, 2018

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