SPOTLIGHT: The truth on waking up during surgery


With a new psychological thriller film on the way--"Awake"--which depicts a man awake and unable to move during heart surgery, expect patients to ask you whether this can happen to them. While the truth is that while intra-operative awareness does occur, it's actually very rare. According to a new study published in the journal Anesthesiology, only 1 in 14,000 patients remembered anything that happened when they were out. Article

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