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How safe is general anaesthesia with coronory heart disease.? as need sinus surgery for blocked sinuses but really scared severe anxiety .help

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Pretty safe: With known stable coronary disease, precautions, oxygen, Nitroglycerin maintain blood reassure are some of the keys.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: Patient's with coronary artery disease have patients every day in the us. The best way to deal with this is to talk to your anesthesiologist before the operation and discuss your case. A trained anesthesiologist will be able to tailor an anesthetic that is safe for you. Good luck.

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