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What happens with malignant hyperthermia?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
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In brief: Genetic

Mh is caused by a muscle abnormality from genetic mutation.
When exposed to trigger medications like anesthetics, calcium is released and the muscles become rigid as they break down. There is a rapid rise in body temperature. It is a life threatening complication for anesthesiologists but is treatable if recognized.

In brief: Genetic

Mh is caused by a muscle abnormality from genetic mutation.
When exposed to trigger medications like anesthetics, calcium is released and the muscles become rigid as they break down. There is a rapid rise in body temperature. It is a life threatening complication for anesthesiologists but is treatable if recognized.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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