A 38-year-old member asked:

Can indirect exposure to radiations from an x-ray cause any harm to cardiac patients who have had multiple angioplasties?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 69 years experience
Probably not: People who have multiple angioplasties are no more injured by indirect exposure to xray than other people without heart disease. The degree of harm will depend on how much exposure to xray the individual has had.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 5, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.