Anesthesiologist Tjorvi Perry, left, talks with patient Roy Nothnagel, who remained conscious during a procedure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis last month to replace a defective heart valve. Conscious sedation is becoming more common in these procedures as research finds it improve outcomes and lowers costs.
Anesthesiologist Tjorvi Perry, left, talks with patient Roy Nothnagel, who remained conscious during a procedure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis last month to replace a defective heart valve. Conscious sedation is becoming more common in these procedures as research finds it improve outcomes and lowers costs. Jeremy Olson TNS, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Anesthesiologist Tjorvi Perry, left, talks with patient Roy Nothnagel, who remained conscious during a procedure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis last month to replace a defective heart valve. Conscious sedation is becoming more common in these procedures as research finds it improve outcomes and lowers costs. Jeremy Olson TNS, Minneapolis Star Tribune