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There are several heart or lung problems that may occur during this procedure, although they are rare. Most are related to the medication used to make the procedure more comfortable. However patients with serious heart or lung conditions may be at increased risk of developing such problems.
Most heart or lung problems are minor and easily treated by your healthcare providers. Although they are rare, more serious problems can also occur, such as:
• Pneumonia,
• Irregular heart rhythms,
• Or heart or lung failure.
These problems can result in a longer hospital stay. In extreme cases, a breathing tube and machine may be necessary to assist in breathing. Loss of life is also a possibility. But again, this is rare.
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