Yes doctor…I understand the procedure, but what is the risk….

While most vascular procedures are so minimally invasive that the risks are quite low, especially procedures on veins.

However, the risk increases significantly, when we get into vascular problems involving carotid artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries in the neck which can cause strokes),
aortic aneurysms (ballooning of the blood vessels which can burst and cause instantaneous death) or severe shortage of blood supply to the lower legs – leg ischemia.

In such cases, aside from the risks inherent to the part of the body where the operation is being performed, the main risk is to the heart – “Heart attack” as most of folks lump all things heart related.

The risk is not only related to “what” the risk is, but “how much” is the risk?

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