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Can heart patients take anesthesia safely?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

Talk to your anesthesiologist before your procedure.
Anesthetics can cause cardiac depression, so the use on patients with heart problems must be watched closely. We have many different techniques and monitors that can be used on these patients, but it is nice to know before the operation starts. Hope that this helps.

In brief: Somewhat

Talk to your anesthesiologist before your procedure.
Anesthetics can cause cardiac depression, so the use on patients with heart problems must be watched closely. We have many different techniques and monitors that can be used on these patients, but it is nice to know before the operation starts. Hope that this helps.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

However it is still a matter of one's "heart condition".
Some heart pts have more serious ailments than others so the risk changes. Many people with previous heart attacks or valve problems have anesthesia without any problems or complications. A complete checkup would be in order if someone with a heart problem was to have surgery.

In brief: Absolutely

However it is still a matter of one's "heart condition".
Some heart pts have more serious ailments than others so the risk changes. Many people with previous heart attacks or valve problems have anesthesia without any problems or complications. A complete checkup would be in order if someone with a heart problem was to have surgery.
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually

Most cardiac patients can receive anesthesia safely if done in a careful manner. It is important to evaluate the nature and extent of heart disease before undergoing anesthesia.

In brief: Usually

Most cardiac patients can receive anesthesia safely if done in a careful manner. It is important to evaluate the nature and extent of heart disease before undergoing anesthesia.
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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