What are the risks involved in a cardiac catheterization procedure?
Cardiac catheterization is considered a safe procedure, however, there are some potential complications that you need to consider.
Generally, any type of surgery or procedure that involves the heart, carries some risks and require extra caution. This particular procedure is considered relatively safe. The chance of you developing any problems during or after your procedure is low. It has been found that people that also suffer from other conditions such as diabetes or kidney problems are at a higher risk. Common complications that may occur include:
Less common complications:
These risks vary greatly from one individual to another. Your doctor will be able to help you understand how safe is this procedure for you, based on your situation.