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What are complications of cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Principal complications are stroke, myocardial infarction, death, bleeding, and infection.
The risks of stroke, mi, death, and infection are one in 1000. The risk of bleeding at the puncture site is approximately 1 in 100. If an angioplasty or stent is performed, the risks are higher.

In brief: Multiple

Principal complications are stroke, myocardial infarction, death, bleeding, and infection.
The risks of stroke, mi, death, and infection are one in 1000. The risk of bleeding at the puncture site is approximately 1 in 100. If an angioplasty or stent is performed, the risks are higher.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cardiac cath

There is a one in 1500 chance of death strike or heart attack .
Less dramatic risks are bleeding injury to an artery or kidney injury from the dye used most of these are reversible.

In brief: Cardiac cath

There is a one in 1500 chance of death strike or heart attack .
Less dramatic risks are bleeding injury to an artery or kidney injury from the dye used most of these are reversible.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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