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Cardiac Catheterization Complications -- Major

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Presentation: Cardiac Catheterization
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Reviewed By: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Major complications include, but are not limited to:
Serious bleeding
Heart or Lung Problems including:
o Irregular heart rhythms, and
o Lung or heart failure
Stroke
Heart attack
Blood vessel, nerve or organ damage
Blood clots in the legs, pelvis or lungs,
Failure of medical equipment,
Reactions to medication or dye,
Kidney failure, with possible dialysis, or
Other rare and unlikely events
Depending on your individual situation, a major complication may lead to a longer hospital stay, blood transfusion or surgery. In rare cases, this surgery may be an immediate life-saving surgery. Other major complications, in extreme cases, may lead to permanent disability or loss of life. Loss of life associated with this procedure, however, occurs in about 1 in 1000 procedures.

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