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Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
reply to post by Redevilfan09
Whenever you are under general anesthesia, the amount of drugs being given are VERY tightly controlled. Additionally, your breathing, heart rate, and blood oxygen content are monitored in real time by either an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist, whose sole job in the OR is to watch your vital signs for abnormalities.
The rate of complications with anesthesia goes up with your own risks, obviously. If you have a history of heart or lung issues, your risk of heart or lung complications with general anesthesia goes up. If you are a healthy individual, your risk of complications is very, very, very low.