Cryoablation Complications

Learn how your age, health condition, pregnancy, medical history and more could impact potential Cryoablation complications.

Cryoablation Risk Factors

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Possible Complications

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

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blot clot formation
  • Injuries to blood vessels or the heart
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Heart attack

A person's risk level is very individual. It may relate to the specific arrhythmia and any underlying medical conditions.


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