A 27-year-old female asked:
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what are the possible complications of a leg angioplasty on a 90 year old?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
See my previous post: Possible complications are: acute renal failure (usually in people with pre-existing kidney disease), heart attack, heart failure and bleeding - these are the serious complications. A lump at the site of catheter insertion which is discolored, swollen, and sore for a few days or week or two is common but not serious. Procedure failure with loss of the leg is also possible.
Answered on May 5, 2015
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Angioplasty: embolism below the point of angioplasty, blood vessel occlusion, rupture, bleeding, hematoma
Answered on Mar 19, 2017

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