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what are the side effects of having too many anaesthetics?

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Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Memory loss: More prevalent among the elderly (individuals over 60) who have anesthesia-assisted surgeries, memory loss can manifest as confusion post-operatively and has been documented as occurring to 44 percent of all elderly patients undergoing hip replacement surgery under anesthesia.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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