Anesthesia and Malignant Hyperthermia
Malignant hyperthermia is a rare inherited disorder in which patients may develop life-threatening reactions when exposed to inhaled anesthetics for general anesthesia and a drug used to produce temporary paralysis during anesthesia. The American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States have formed a partnership to increase resources about the disorder and bring patients together with the physicians who manage the reaction directly in the operating room. Both organizations encourage you to read the information here and discuss any questions with your physician.
For more information on Malignant Hyperthermia and what you should know about symptoms of this disorder, testing and treatment ASA and MHAUS have compiled the following resources:
Facts About Malignant Hyperthermia
Q&A: Malignant Hyperthermia and Medications
Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States Website
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Malignant Hyperthermia Patient Testimonials