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What type of anastasia should people with muscular dystrophy have what type of anastasia should people with muscular dystrophy have

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Dr. George Gantsoudes
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: It depends

Certain types of inhalational anesthetics can cause a severe reaction in patients with muscle disorders.
This reaction is called "malignant hyperthermia." while it can happen in duchenne muscular dystrophy it is actually more common in other forms of md. Let your anesthesiologist know so that they can "flush out" the machines prior to your surgery. This way they can give you what's safe for md.

In brief: It depends

Certain types of inhalational anesthetics can cause a severe reaction in patients with muscle disorders.
This reaction is called "malignant hyperthermia." while it can happen in duchenne muscular dystrophy it is actually more common in other forms of md. Let your anesthesiologist know so that they can "flush out" the machines prior to your surgery. This way they can give you what's safe for md.
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