Angiogram risks

Out of 1,000 people who have an angiogram, fewer than 20 will have serious bleeding; 1 to 2 people will die; 1 to 2 will have a stroke; and 1 to 2 will have a heart attack.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Current as ofJuly 22, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
John B. Wong, MD - Palliative Medicine
John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Interventional Cardiology
Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine

Is it an emergency?

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