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).
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 Cardiac Catheterization, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
August 19, 2014
Gary H. Gibbons
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