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Loss of Life With Atherectomy

Loss of life, while extremely rare, is one of the complications of atherectomy. Fortunately, the risk of this happening has continued to decrease over the past 25 years as procedures have become safer.
However, several conditions can increase the risk of such a serious complication. These conditions include:
Other serious medical conditions that can increase this risk include kidney problems and diabetes.
The risk of death also increases when procedures such as atherectomy are used to fix problems in the coronary arteries, especially in high-risk patients. Every effort will be made to minimize this risk prior to performing the heart catheterization.
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