Angiography Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Angiography:
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
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Allergies, especially to x-ray dye, iodine, medicines, or certain foods including shellfish
- Kidney problems
- Bleeding disorder
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.