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Can an angiogram trigger a heart attack?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes a one in five hundred chance of a heart attack, stroke or death.

In brief: Yes

Yes a one in five hundred chance of a heart attack, stroke or death.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikeley

The risk of angiograms are more likely renal insufficiency (worsening kidney function) or an allergic reaction.
The only time somebody could possibly get a heart attack from an angiogram would be during a coronary angiogram (taking pictures of the arteries in the heart). If the blood flow to the heart muscles is interrupted by a catheter or wire, this could cause a heart attack. This is unlikely.

In brief: Unlikeley

The risk of angiograms are more likely renal insufficiency (worsening kidney function) or an allergic reaction.
The only time somebody could possibly get a heart attack from an angiogram would be during a coronary angiogram (taking pictures of the arteries in the heart). If the blood flow to the heart muscles is interrupted by a catheter or wire, this could cause a heart attack. This is unlikely.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Stress from any procedure can cause heart attack.

In brief: Yes

Stress from any procedure can cause heart attack.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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