A 41-year-old member asked:
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how risky or dangerous is a cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
1 in 500 chance : There is a 1 in 500 chance of a serious complication, including heart attack, stroke, and death.
Answered on Dec 17, 2019
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Very safe: The risk of serious complication is about 0.1% over a million are done in the usa each year. It takes about 20 minutes, doesn't hurt, and is very routine.
Answered on Dec 17, 2019
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