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Risk in Heart Cath.

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Risk in Heart Cath.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 11 months ago.

Hi, Dr. Stan here to help you today. I assume you are asking what is the risk of complications from having a heart catheterization. The risks are:

Heart attack

Blood Clot



Having given you this information, why is the cath being suggested? Are you having chest pain?

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 11 months ago.

Also, if you need a percentage of any of these happening, it is about 4% at your age.

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Expert:  Dr Stan replied 11 months ago.

I hope you have an uneventful heart cath.

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 11 months ago.

Do you have any additional questions regarding your heart cath?