Are you a COPD patient who has undergone surgery? If so, after reading this article, you will have an opportunity to share about what precautions you took before you were administered general anesthesia.
The combination of COPD and anesthesia can be risky business. In fact, the long-term survival rate of COPD patients with severe airway disease who have any type of major surgery is poor. There is also a significant risk of postoperative complications, especially within the lungs. But does this mean that COPD patients should never have surgery?