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Risks And Complications

The overall risk for complications from cardiac catheterization is about 1 in 1000. Contrast dyes cause adverse effects in almost 1 out of 10 patients. The common side effect is nausea or vomiting. Some of the complications due to dye allergy are -

Fast heartbeat
Slow heartbeat
Nausea
Vomiting
Shock
Kidney failure
Epilepsy
Itching
Rashes

Few other complications are -

Bleeding at the insertion site
Damage to the blood vessels used for catheter entry
Infection
Ventricular arrhythmias
Pneumothorax [air collection between the chest wall and the lungs]
Cardiac tamponade [fluid collection around the heart]
Heart attack
Stroke [0.1%]
Air embolism
Death [0.1- 0.2%]

In rare cases, patients undergoing angiogram will be shifted to the operation room for an emergency bypass surgery.

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if the creatine level is 4.6 then can we go for angiogram.....if it is must and should then what will be the other alternative...please reply..

What is the average time for patient to stay in hospital on observation after cardiac Catheterization that is paid and covered by Horizon Blue Cross and other commercial insurance companies? BCBS does even pay for 24 hours for patient stay after cardiac cath. What is medical view on the issue? Favour of your response is appreciated. Email: Doctorwellness@aol.com

i am feeling leg pain and swelling on both the legs is it a symptom of heart patient ?

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