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Risks

Cardiac catheterisation and coronary angiography are generally considered to be safe procedures. However, as with all medical procedures, there are some associated risks.

The main risks of coronary angiography include:

Serious complications

In very rare cases, more serious complications of coronary angiography can occur. These include:

The risk of a serious complication occurring is estimated to be less than 1 in 1,000. People with serious underlying heart problems are most at risk.

Your cardiologist should discuss the risks with you before the procedure.