What risks are associated with vascular surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks involved in vascular surgery. Before you decide to undergo surgery, your surgeon will explain the risks associated with this type of intervention after careful review of your medical history and physical examination.
There is always a risk of infection when surgical incisions are made. Apart from this, surgeries in the chest region and interventions involving the major blood vessels are likely to have a higher risk of complications. If the patient is a smoker or has had high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease or lung disease, then the patient is at a greater risk of developing complications both during and after vascular surgery. Here is a list of potential risks of vascular surgery: