MHAUS Video Library

MHAUS offers the following videos for information about Malignant Hyperthermia:


[IMAGE: Understanding MH Video Thumbnail] Understanding MH (8:05)

Provides in depth information regarding malignant hyperthermia, MHAUS, the North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry of MHAUS (NAMHR) and testing.

[IMAGE: MH Overview Video Thumbnail] Malignant Hyperthermia Overview (34:19)

A detailed video narrated by Dr. Cynthia Wong, MHAUS Hotline Consultant, who describes the signs and symptoms of malignant hyperthermia, how to deal with an MH Crisis, MH genetics, MH testing and the MH Hotline.

[IMAGE: Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis Simluation video thumbnail] Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis Simulation (5:42)

Early 1980s simulation of an MH event in a child unveiling some of the initial signs of MH and the corresponding action required. Shares recognition of signs of MH and steps taken to counteract it. Other options can be found in the Challenging Cases from the MH Hotline. Click here to see them. MHAUS offers our thanks to Drs. Gruener, Suffecool, and DeYoung for their work on this project; and to Damian Blanck, Dr. Thomas Blanck’s son, for taking on the role of an MH patient. The simulation shown was excerpted from the 1979 film “Malignant Hyperthermia: The Clinical Syndrome”.

[IMAGE: Support the MH Hotline video thumbnail] Support the MH Hotline (4:39)

Dr. Henry Rosenberg, President of MHAUS, shares insight on the importance of the lifesaving MH Hotline.



[IMAGE: The MH App for iPhone video thumbnail] The MH App for iPhone: Settings (0:36)

Instructions on building your settings on the MH App for iPhone. Get your app today from your app store by typing in “MHApp” to obtain MH guidance in the palm of your hand.

[IMAGE: In-service DVD video thumbnail] MH In-Service DVD (90 minutes)

Video for every healthcare professional concerned about a MH Crisis.

[IMAGE: Mixing the Antidote: Dantrolene Sodium for Injection video thumbnail] Mixing the Antidote: Dantrolene Sodium for Injection (2:14)

See how Dantrolene Sodium is prepared for rapid IV injection

[IMAGE: webinar for MH susceptible patients thumbnail]Patient Webinar 4/18/2017 (56m 3s)

We know those with malignant hyperthermia susceptibility have a lot of questions. This webinar was provided to help you! Watch our speakers, John Capacchione, MD and Lydia Friedman, MHAUS Volunteer, answer questions about MH Awake Symptoms, Testing Options, and Heat Related Illnesses and their relation to MH.

MHAUS Programs

[IMAGE: Let's Save A Life video thumbnail] Let's Save A Life:  A One-Day Conference (4:11)

Nurses give insight on MHAUS' "Let's Save a Life" mini-conference. Consider hosting a mini-conference at your facility to be certain are up-to-date on MH treatment and training.

[IMAGE: I wish everyone knew about MH video thumbnail] I wish everyone knew about MH (6:49)

A patient's perspective of why it is important for all healthcare providers to be knowledgeable about malignant hyperthermia


MH Testing

[IMAGE: Testing Options for Malignant Hyperthermia video thumbnail] Testing Options for Malignant Hyperthermia (6:31)

Listen to Deanna Steele, Genetic Counselor, share details of the genetics involved in Malignant Hyperthermia.

[IMAGE: Muscle Biopsy Video thumbnail] Muscle Biopsy Video with English audio (11:08) and Muscle Biopsy Videos with multiple language subtitles (9:22)

Video shares an actual muscle biopsy, or Caffeine Halothane Contracture Test (CHCT).


References From History

[IMAGE: Origins of FDA Warning on Succinylcholine video thumbnail] Origins of FDA Warning on Succinylcholine (4:46)

Watch Drs. Gerry Gronert and Henry Rosenberg discuss the origins of the FDA warnings in regard to succinylcholine.

[IMAGE: Origins of Dantrium IV video thumbnail] Origins of Dantrium IV
(playlist; ~50 minutes total runtime)

Watch Keith Ellis, Ph.D. and Henry Rosenberg, MD share the history of how and why dantrolene sodium for injection was developed.

[IMAGE: MH-susceptible Pig Research video thumbnail] MH-susceptible Pig Research (1980s) (9:27)

Historic video from the early 1980s with Dr. Thomas Blanck sharing MH-susceptible pig reaction to anesthesia and resolution of effects with antidote and recovery of the pig to normal state. This was first shown in 1980 at the World Congress of Anesthesiology meeting in Hamburg, Germany and soon after at an MH workshop in Philadelphia. MHAUS would like to thank Drs. Gruener, Suffecool, and DeYoung, in addition to Dr. Blanck, for their work on this project.

[IMAGE: 1980s Reasoning for MH Muscle Biopsy video thumbnail] 1980s Reasoning for MH Muscle Biopsy (3:38)

Dr. Thomas JJ Blanck explains reasoning for MH Muscle Biopsy Test; also called a Caffeine Halothane Contracture Test from late 1970s/early 1980s. Remains relevant today.

[IMAGE: Remembering Malignant Hyperthermia Pioneer Dr. Michael Denborough video thumbnail] Remembering Malignant Hyperthermia Pioneer Dr. Michael Denborough (6:31)

MHAUS remembers one of the pioneers in the study of Malignant Hyperthermia, Dr. Michael Denborough of Australia (July, 11, 1929 to February 8, 2014)


MHAUS Historical Perspectives

[IMAGE: MHAUS Historical Perspectives series video thumbnail]MHAUS Historical Perspectives
(playlist; 7m 51s minutes total runtime)

Listen as Dallas Pennington presents 6 significant events in the history of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States.










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