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Long-term Sequelae In Patients Who Experienced a Malignant Hyperthermia Event

Werneid K, Riazi S, Brandom BW. Presented to the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) 2015

In the article Survey of Long-Term Sequelae in Survivors of a Malignant Hyperthermia Reaction, 23 people responded to a survey asking about the symptoms they experienced after an MH event. The most commonly reported symptoms were muscle and joint-related including muscle pain, muscle cramps and back/joint pain. Respondents stated their muscle and joint symptoms worsened over time and most people felt these symptoms were associated with their MH event. Additional symptoms reported by patients included heart palpitations, chest pain, headaches, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, heartburn/acid reflux and anxiety/depression.  While the results of this survey cannot definitively say what symptoms are related to MH, it does warrant further investigations on the long-term consequences of MH. ~ Kate Balbi - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

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