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Is the carotid angiography dangerous to do, as it's near the brain?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Small risk

The risk of stroke is less than 0.
5% so it is small but there is risk .. Other risks like other angiograms related to access site complication like bleeding or contrast reaction related.

In brief: Small risk

The risk of stroke is less than 0.
5% so it is small but there is risk .. Other risks like other angiograms related to access site complication like bleeding or contrast reaction related.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Francis Kempf
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: There are risks

Angiography is an invasive procedure which may be used anywhere in the body.
There is always a small risk of complications (usually less than 5%). Carotid angiography when performed by skilled hands and in a good center has a low risk. The risks are outweighed by the potential benefits to the patient with cerebrovascular disease.

In brief: There are risks

Angiography is an invasive procedure which may be used anywhere in the body.
There is always a small risk of complications (usually less than 5%). Carotid angiography when performed by skilled hands and in a good center has a low risk. The risks are outweighed by the potential benefits to the patient with cerebrovascular disease.
Dr. Francis Kempf
Dr. Francis Kempf
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