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What are the risk factors for surgical general anaestesia?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very safe

The risk of general anesthesia (ga) is less than that of driving to the hospital to have the operation.
Ga is thought to have a risk of death of one in 350, 000 cases or more. Advances in monitoring, medical training, drugs and support have greatly decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post op.

In brief: Very safe

The risk of general anesthesia (ga) is less than that of driving to the hospital to have the operation.
Ga is thought to have a risk of death of one in 350, 000 cases or more. Advances in monitoring, medical training, drugs and support have greatly decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post op.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Heart and Lung

General anesthesia risks are basically thouse related to the heart and lung.
The irritation of the heart with a general anesthetic as well as the lung and risk of intubation and ventilation correctly are the main issues. The risk to the heart is the chemical irritation of the medication as well as the fluid needed to support the blood pressure once the anesthetic relaxes the body.

In brief: Heart and Lung

General anesthesia risks are basically thouse related to the heart and lung.
The irritation of the heart with a general anesthetic as well as the lung and risk of intubation and ventilation correctly are the main issues. The risk to the heart is the chemical irritation of the medication as well as the fluid needed to support the blood pressure once the anesthetic relaxes the body.
Dr. John Hanna
Dr. John Hanna
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