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Angioplasty Risks

Out of 100 people who have angioplasty, about 1 will have serious bleeding or damage to a blood vessel from the catheter; about 1 to 2 will have damage to the coronary artery; about 1 will have a stroke or need emergency bypass surgery; and about 1 will die.

Out of 100 people who have angioplasty, about 1 will have serious bleeding or damage to a blood vessel from the catheter; about 1 to 2 will have damage to the coronary artery; about 1 will have a stroke or need emergency bypass surgery; and about 1 will die. The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Current as of: April 9, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
John B. Wong, MD - Palliative Medicine