Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.
On This Episode:
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a rare and dreaded complication specific to anesthesia. It’s a systemic hypermetabolic syndrome that can result in severe disability or even death. In this episode Jeremy and Sass review the pathophysiology, preoperative considerations, signs and symptoms, complications, and management of this uncommon, but significant critical event.
This “Crisis of Malignant Proportions” is an episode you won’t want to miss!
Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:
- The pathophysiology of Malignant Hyperthermia [3:29]
- How can you identify patients who might be at risk of MH? [5:54]
- What’s the best way to test for this and what are the major signs and symptoms? [9:44]
- How do we manage an MH case when we think we have one? [15:48]
- The antidote to make this situation stop. [19:10]
- Details on dosing. [23:06]
- The potential complications that could occur. [26:43]
Check out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.
- Connect with the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS): 1-800-664-9737 https://www.mhaus.org/