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Having GA to get 4 wisdom teeth extracted in 2 days, I'm generally healthy and 29/F. I had a few moments of heart palpitations last night, still safe?

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Dr. John Scuba
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Palpitations

In most cases of outpatient anesthesia, any preoperative issues, including palpitations, new or old, require evaluation by a physician.
Patients undergoing such procedures must be on a professional OR grade monitor, but the EKG tracings do NOT allow for complete evaluation as a 12 lead would. And most dentists administering GA are NOT qualified to "read" an EKG or decide on safety in. such cases.

In brief: Palpitations

In most cases of outpatient anesthesia, any preoperative issues, including palpitations, new or old, require evaluation by a physician.
Patients undergoing such procedures must be on a professional OR grade monitor, but the EKG tracings do NOT allow for complete evaluation as a 12 lead would. And most dentists administering GA are NOT qualified to "read" an EKG or decide on safety in. such cases.
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