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Why is a pre-operative examination necessary?
The effect of anaesthetic drugs is influenced by numerous factors. Age of patient, weight, pregnancy, race, alcohol consumption, tobacco, medication, drugs, kidney- and liver diseases are but a few examples. In some instances certain anaesthetic drugs should not be administered at all.

Some medical conditions increase the risk of anaesthesia, e.g. heart diseases. Although seldomly experienced, Malignant Hyperthermia is one example where anaesthesia can be fatal if not administered correctly. Anaesthesia and surgery can affect all the systems of the body, therefore it is vitally important that the anaesthesiologist should be informed of all medical conditions you may have. This will enable him to use the most effective method