Explore Coronary Angiography
Coronary angiography is a common medical test. It rarely causes serious problems. However, complications can include:
Other, less common complications include:
As with any procedure involving the heart, complications can sometimes be fatal. However, this is rare with coronary angiography.
The risk of complications is higher in people who are older and in those who have certain diseases or conditions (such as chronic kidney disease and diabetes).
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Coronary Angiography, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
September 2, 2014
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