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What people area most at risk from a cardiac catheterization?
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Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Stroke or Bleeding
A cardiac catheterization is when a tube is inserted into the artery of the arm or leg and advanced to the heart to inject iodinated dye into the coronary arteries.
Risks include bleeding, stroke, heart attack, rhythm disturbances, and even death. Overall risk of a major problem is 1:1000. Poorer health, older age, severe hardening of the arteries, diabetes and renal failure increase the risk.

In brief: Stroke or Bleeding
A cardiac catheterization is when a tube is inserted into the artery of the arm or leg and advanced to the heart to inject iodinated dye into the coronary arteries.
Risks include bleeding, stroke, heart attack, rhythm disturbances, and even death. Overall risk of a major problem is 1:1000. Poorer health, older age, severe hardening of the arteries, diabetes and renal failure increase the risk.
Dr. Jerry Routh
Dr. Jerry Routh
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Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Other medical condit
Anyone with other medical conditions such as kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease, bleeding tendencies, allergies to iodiine can be at higher risk.
Sometimes the risk also correlates with the severity of heart disease as well.

In brief: Other medical condit
Anyone with other medical conditions such as kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease, bleeding tendencies, allergies to iodiine can be at higher risk.
Sometimes the risk also correlates with the severity of heart disease as well.
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
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