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Old August 10th, 2004, 10:55
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Risks of Coronary Angiography < 1%

This study looked at 7412 consecutive coronary angiographies and found that the complication rate was 0.85% (63/7412). Of the complications, 40 were minor and 23 were classified as major. This means that the risk of a major complication (in this series of patients) was 0.31%, or 1 major complication for every out of 322 procedures.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 May;59(1):13-8.

Procedural complications following diagnostic coronary angiography are related to the operator's experience and the catheter size.

Ammann P, Brunner-La Rocca HP, Angehrn W, Roelli H, Sagmeister M, Rickli H.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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