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Can an angiogram trigger a heart attack?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Unlikeley: The risk of angiograms are more likely renal insufficiency (worsening kidney function) or an allergic reaction. The only time somebody could possibly get a heart attack from an angiogram would be during a coronary angiogram (taking pictures of the arteries in the heart). If the blood flow to the heart muscles is interrupted by a catheter or wire, this could cause a heart attack. This is unlikely.

Answered 9/12/2015

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Dr. Mark Stern answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Yes: Yes a one in five hundred chance of a heart attack, stroke or death.

Answered 12/5/2020

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Dr. Michael Korona answered

Specializes in Radiology - Interventional

Yes: Stress from any procedure can cause heart attack.

Answered 3/26/2013

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