WELCOME TO THE ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATION (AVM) COMMUNITY: This Patient-To-Patient Community is for discussions relating to Arteriovenous Malformations, which are defects of the circulatory system that are generally believed to arise during embryonic or fetal development or soon after birth. They are comprised of snarled tangles of arteries and veins.
Coronary angiography is a common medical test that rarely causes serious problems. But complications can include:
Other less common complications of the test include:
As with any procedure involving the heart, complications can sometimes, although rarely, be fatal. The risk of complications with coronary angiography is higher if you have diabetes or kidney disease, or if you're 75 years old or older. The risk for complications also is greater in women and in people having coronary angiography on an emergency basis.
Author/Source: National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, Division of the National Institutes of Health [NIH]
Retrieved: June 2008