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Is this malignant hyperthermia if I only have problems in surgery?

Is this malignant hyperthermia if I only have problems in surgery?

See below: Malignant hyperthermia would only occur during a general anesthesia, and with certain anesthetic medications. You absolutely must notify your anesthesiologist if you have a history of this condition, so that this life threatening condition can be avoided. ...Read more

Malignant (Definition)

The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more


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I'm going to be having surgery in a month for malignant hyperthermia. How can I prepare?

I'm going to be having surgery in a month for malignant hyperthermia. How can I prepare?

If you are having: Surgery, and you have a personal history of malignant hyperthermia, the best thing you can do is speak directly with the anesthesiologist or medical director of the facility where the procedure is planned and let them know you have a history of malignant hyperthermia. The anesthetic plan will need to be modified to protect you, and this usually takes a couple days preparation on their part. ...Read more

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How common is malignant hyperthermia?

See MHAUS.org: See: http://www.Mhaus.Org/ for the best and most authoritative source of information. ...Read more

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Malignant hyperthermia - can I smoke?

Bigger problems: Malignant hyperthermia is a life threatening condition. Smoking is the least of your worries. Although the fact that you are well enough to be on health tap despite this life threatening condition is a good sign :-). ...Read more

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How do you diagnose malignant hyperthermia?

How do you diagnose malignant hyperthermia?

No one simple test: Malignant hyperthermia is a rare life-threatening condtion often triggered by exposure to certain volatile anesthetic gases and succinylcholine (anesthesia uses this during surgery). The metabolism of the skeletal muscle goes into "overdrive", and it is this oxidative process that overwhelms the body's ability to supply oxygen, remove c02. The result is poor regulation of body temperature. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: malignant hyperthermia?

Metabolic Crisis: A physiological reaction, sometimes fatal, to certain anesthetic agents ( and other "triggers") in genetically susceptible individuals. If you're asking about this, i assume it has critical importance for you. Get informed right away! start here: http://www.Mhaus.Org/mhaus-faqs-healthcare-professionals/what-is-malignant-hyperthermia/#.Ulp4ry5ktqc. ...Read more

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Survival rate of a malignant hyperthermia episode in an or?

Good: If detected early and treated aggressively with dantrolene. It is one of the most challenging things to care for in an operating room. That why we constantly train with our staff in how to quickly manage it even though its likely we will never see it in our careers. ...Read more

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Where can I get the warning aids for malignant hyperthermia?

Where can I get the warning aids for malignant hyperthermia?

Check online: Or with your local health department. If you have schools with athletic programs nearby they may also have lists of symptoms and avoidance techniques. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of a malignant hyperthermia episode?

95%: With early diagnosis and treatment, the mortality rate has dropped from 70% in the 70's to less than 5% currently. ...Read more

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Malignant Hyperthermia (Definition)

Malignant hyperthermia is an inherited disease triggered by certain medications used in anesthesia that can lead to a life-threatening crisis during or shortly after surgery. It is fairly rare, but potentially life-threatening if unrecognized and untreated. The malignant hyperthermia association of the United States is an excellent ...Read more