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Atherectomy Risks -- Infections

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Presentation: Atherectomy
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Since cardiac catheterization is a sterile procedure, infections are extremely unusual. The risk has decreased even further with the use of disposable single-use catheters that are certified as sterile. Infections that do occur are usually minor and involve the vein that was used to insert the catheter.



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