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What are the risks of atherectomy for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Similar to stenting

The risks of rotational atherectomy include a 1% combined risk of stroke, heart attack, death, perforation of the coronary, and emergency heart surgery.
These are average risks for a large population of patients. Risks in an individual patient may be higher.

In brief: Similar to stenting

The risks of rotational atherectomy include a 1% combined risk of stroke, heart attack, death, perforation of the coronary, and emergency heart surgery.
These are average risks for a large population of patients. Risks in an individual patient may be higher.
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