Angiography
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Angiography Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have an angiography, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Allergic reaction to chemical used
  • Abnormal heart beats ( Arrhythmias )
  • Bleeding at point of catheter insertion
  • Damage to blood vessels, which in turn can cause damage to organs and tissue
  • Kidney damage from contrast material
  • Infection

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Allergies, especially to x-ray dye, iodine, medicines, or certain foods including shellfish
  • Kidney problems
  • Diabetes
  • Bleeding disorder

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the injection site
  • Extreme sweating, nausea, or vomiting
  • Extreme pain, including chest pain
  • Leg or arm feels cold, turns white or blue, or becomes numb or tingly
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Any problems with your speech or vision
  • Facial weakness

In case of emergency, call 911.

 
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