What risks are involved in angioplasty?

Just like any other surgery, angioplasty poses some post-operative risks. You will discuss them with your doctor before you decide to have this intervention.

Angioplasty involves some risks such as:

  • kidney problems caused by the contrast dye in the X-rays that are required for this procedure
  •  artery bursting caused by high blood pressure
  • blood vessel re-blockage or restenosis

Your doctor will explain in detail what each one of these potential complications implies.

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