Atherectomy/Angioplasty of Noncoronary Vessel
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Atherectomy/Angioplasty of Noncoronary Vessel Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

If you are planning to have an atherectomy or angioplasty, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • The artery may close again after the procedure
  • Damage to the artery
  • Bleeding
  • Infection

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Your overall health or illness
  • Extent of disease in your arteries
  • Blood clotting problems

Be sure to tell your doctor if you are allergic to shellfish, iodine, or contrast dye.

Call Your Doctor

Depending on the site of your procedure, call your doctor if you experience the following:

  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge at the point of catheter insertion
  • Signs of infection, including fever and/or chills
  • Extreme sweating, nausea, or vomiting
  • Leg or arm feels cold, turns white or blue, or becomes numb or tingly
  • Extreme pain, including chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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