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Other Atherectomy Risks and Possible Outcomes

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Presentation: Atherectomy
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There are also a number of major complications that may occur and lead to a longer hospital stay. This may include your doctor performing coronary artery bypass surgery, intra aortic balloon pump surgery, or insertion of a temporary pacemaker. In extreme cases, major complications may cause permanent disability or even loss of life. Loss of life associated with this procedure, however, occurs in about 1 in 1000 procedures.



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