Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
John Chovan and Sue Butz
Malignant, hyperthermia, rare, genetic, dantrolene, anesthesia
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but life-threatening, genetic condition that can manifest when a patient is exposed to certain inhalation agents used in anesthesia as well as the depolarizing muscle relaxant succinylcholine (Rosenberg, Pollock, Schiemann, Bulger, & Stowell, 2015, p. 1). MH can develop during or after a surgical procedure and if left untreated, can cause major organ system damage and death (Seifert, Wahr, Pace, Cochrane, & Bagnola, 2014, p. 189). Creating awareness of this rare genetic condition allows for quicker interventions in reversing MH.
McGuire, Alexandra, "Malignant Hyperthermia" (2019). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 360.