Out of 100 people who have angioplasty, about 1 will have serious bleeding or damage to a blood vessel from the catheter; about 1 to 2 will have damage to the coronary artery; about 1 will have a stroke or need emergency bypass surgery; and about 1 will die. The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.
Current as ofJuly 22, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine John B. Wong, MD - Palliative Medicine
Medical Review:Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John B. Wong, MD - Palliative Medicine