Waking During Surgery: Monitors May Not Help

When Mark Rosen was being prepped for emergency chest surgery, he had every expectation that his experience would be the same as that of most other surgical patients. Instead, Rosen, a 20-year-old college student at the time, endured a nightmare experience — one that was far from the norm. "I knew something was wrong," he recalled, "feeling them cutting. I remember wanting to push away, but you're paralyzed. You can't move, you can't open your eyes … the fright of being locked in." Now a...Full Story
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