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:
- Pain at the catheter insertion site
- Blot clot formation
- Injuries to blood vessels or the heart
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Heart attack
- Heart tear
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Chronic diseases
Your level of risk may be related to the specific arrhythmia that you have and any underlying medical conditions.
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