Explore Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac catheterization is a common medical procedure. It rarely causes serious problems. However, complications can include:
Other, less common complications include:
As with any procedure involving the heart, complications sometimes can be fatal. However, this is rare with cardiac catheterization.
The risks of cardiac catheterization are higher in people who are older and in those who have certain diseases or conditions (such as chronic kidney disease and diabetes).
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