Medical conditions that may increase the risks of anesthesia

Some medical conditions may increase your risk of complications when you are receiving anesthesia. These include:

Other conditions that may also require special consideration include:

Certain conditions, such as digestive system problems, increase your risk of nausea and vomiting, which in turn can increase your risk of aspiration. Aspiration occurs when an object or liquid is inhaled into the respiratory tract. Conditions that increase your risk of nausea and vomiting include:

Your anesthesia specialists will identify conditions you have that could affect your anesthesia care. They will closely monitor your vital body functions to reduce potential complications.

Last Updated: January 28, 2010

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