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barry1010 | 15:35 Sun 19th Sep 2021 | Body & Soul
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What conditions could lead to a specialist advising that an elective operation is not advisable because the patient should not have GA because it could be dangerous?

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See 'Contraindications' here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK493199/
Depends on what type of operation and the fitness of the patient.
Anything going from breathing, to heart problems. GA is always a risk, and sometimes, it is just a case of someone being not strong enough to withstand and recover from it.
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Thanks, all. Thank link is very helpful, Buenchico.
My husband was told he couldn't have surgery on a badly damaged shoulder, from a fall. The consultant said he is too frail and doubted he would survive the anesthetic.

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