A nationwide survey of complications due to coronary arteriography during 1973--74 yielded responses from 176 hospitals (89,079 coronary arteriograms). The overall mortality rate was 0.14% (brachial, 0.12%; femoral, 0.16%). In the brachial group, the mortality rate was three times as high for non-heparinized as for heparinized patients. In institutions performing fewer than 100 examinations per year, the combined incidence of death, myocardial infarction, and cerebral embolism was five times higher than in institutions performing more than 400 examinations per year. Left main coronary artery or three-vessel disease was present in most patients who died of the procedure. Compared to a previous survey of 1970--71, there was a profound decrease in significant complications (including death, myocardial infarction, and cerebral embolism) and entry site complications such as thrombosis. A reduction in mortality with the femoral technique since 1971 was not accounted for by heparinization and may reflect increasing experience with the method and shorter angiographic times.
Right coronary artery dissection. A complication of cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography
Left main coronary artery disease. Risks of angiography, importance of coexisting disease of other coronary arteries and effects of revascularization
Complication rate of coronary arteriography. A review of 5250 cases studied by a percutaneous femoral technique
Ventriculography and coronary arteriography in the acutely III patient. Complications, extent of coronary arterial disease, and abnormalities of left ventricular function
Complications of selective percutaneous transfemoral coronary arteriography and their prevention. A review of 445 consecutive examinations
Cost-effectiveness analysis in heart disease, Part III: Ischemia, congestive heart failure, and arrhythmias
Bayesian comparison of cost-effectiveness of different clinical approaches to diagnose coronary artery disease
The value of interventional techniques in the management of symptomatic leg ischaemia complicating transfemoral cardiac procedures
Direct pharmacologic and osmolal effects of contrast media on the mechanics of heart muscle isolated from cats
Effects of synthetic blood combined with contrast medium on coronary endothelium: an experimental study
Coronary arteriography and coronary artery bypass surgery: morbidity and mortality in patients ages 65 years or older. A report from the Coronary Artery Surgery Study
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: report of complications from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PTCA Registry
Comparison of cost-effectiveness and utility of exercise ECG, single photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and coronary angiography for diagnosis of coronary artery disease
Ischemic cerebral infarction after rt-PA and heparin therapy for acute myocardial infarction. The TIMI-II pilot and randomized clinical trial combined experience
Role of superficial femoral artery puncture in the development of pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula complicating percutaneous transfemoral cardiac catheterization
Early ambulation following diagnostic 7-French cardiac catheterization: a prospective randomized trial
Relationship of anticoagulation and radiographic contrast agents to thrombosis during coronary angiography and angioplasty: are there real concerns?
Multivariable model for prediction of risk of significant complication during diagnostic cardiac catheterization. The Registry Committee of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
Coronary arteriography 1984-1987: a report of the Registry of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. II. An analysis of 218 deaths related to coronary arteriography
Coronary arteriography 1984-1987: a report of the Registry of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. I. Results and complications
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