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What kind of complications might happen from a coronary angioplasty?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Coronary angipplasty
There are lots of complication that can happen during angioplasty 1.
Excessive bleeding from punctured site 2. Infection 3.Pseudo aneurism 4.Acute heart attack 5.Acute stroke 6.Coronary dissection 7.Cardiac tamponade and even cardiac arrest leadind to death.All these complication are very very rare.

In brief: Coronary angipplasty
There are lots of complication that can happen during angioplasty 1.
Excessive bleeding from punctured site 2. Infection 3.Pseudo aneurism 4.Acute heart attack 5.Acute stroke 6.Coronary dissection 7.Cardiac tamponade and even cardiac arrest leadind to death.All these complication are very very rare.
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Dr. Mark Rasak
i agree depending on the pt the chances of a serious complication is around 1 in 500 . like everything in medicine the benefit should out weigh the risk. in general the more symptomatic the pt is or the more severe the abnormality on the stress test the more the pt will benefit.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Complication of cardiac catheterization include bleeding, infection, stroke, heart attack, renal failure, radiation injurines including burns, and possible death.
These complications are rare about 1:1000 for diagnostic catheterization and 1:200 for ptci (angioplasty).

In brief: See below
Complication of cardiac catheterization include bleeding, infection, stroke, heart attack, renal failure, radiation injurines including burns, and possible death.
These complications are rare about 1:1000 for diagnostic catheterization and 1:200 for ptci (angioplasty).
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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