Dr. Timothy is meeting with us right now, going over risks and the procedure itself.
Here are some of the risks he mentioned, while saying it is a moderate to high-risk procedure:
vascular damage or kidney damage
damage to organ
perforation of the ventricle - 1% to 2%
stroke - 2 to 5
death - 2 to 5 per cent
heart attack - 2 to 5 per cent
needing emergent surgery
needing blood transfusion
All of the risks listed that do not have percentages by them seem to be less than 2%.
This is a bit different from what we had been told before but Carroll says anything is better than the way he is right now.
Here are Dr. Timothy and Kelly; they are going over the risks and such with Carroll.