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Feature July 2018 Issue

An Update on Anesthesia

There was once a risk of one to two deaths in 100 patients under anesthesia, but thanks to better monitoring, that risk is now about one in 1,000.

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The risk of death for cats under anesthesia used to be one to two deaths in 100 patients, says Lois Wetmore, DVM, an assistant professor of anesthesia and pain management at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. “Now we’re down to about one death in 1,000,” Dr. Wetmore says. “We’re headed in the right direction.”

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