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Can someone die during a cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The usual risk of the procedure is 1 to 2 in 1000 of a serious complication , including death.

In brief: Yes

The usual risk of the procedure is 1 to 2 in 1000 of a serious complication , including death.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
And well worth the risk. I'm old enough to remember when angina would take a person out of productive life altogether, to spend years with severe disability.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cardiac Cath

Risk is less than 1in 10000.

In brief: Cardiac Cath

Risk is less than 1in 10000.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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