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Cardiac Complications Of General Anesthesia

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Author: Branden Chen

Editors: Shamsia Ahmed and Liane Xu

Artists: Tiffany Chen

General anesthesia needs to accomplish two things: block pain and induce unconsciousness. The former is done through chemical interactions that begin once the anesthetic has entered the bloodstream, either by inhalation or intravenously. When tissue damage sensing nerve cells called nociceptors identify signs of tissue damage, a signal is sent to the brain via a series of electrical impulses. Genera