Updated Therapy of Malignant Hyperthermia

  • Uwe Schulte-Sasse
Conference paper


Anesthesia mortality is remarkably low [1], and thus mass disasters can be discounted. Therefore, it is our task today to analyze rare adverse outcomes [2] so that we can identify some basic, still existing causes for morbidity and mortality and thus be able to overcome thses dangers and approach the infinitely distant goal of zero mortality in our speciality. Regarding safety in anesthesia, the words of an American anesthetist should be quoted [3]:

We don’t need more powerful narcotics! We don’t need more sophisticated formulas for the kinetic modeling! We don’t need more studies to substantiate the studies that verified the studies that supported the studies that proved something in 1969! What we desperately need is information about how to better use the data and devices we already have!


Malignant Hyperthermia Malignant Hyperthermia Mass Disaster Respiratory Minute Volume Procaine Amide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Schulte-Sasse
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  1. 1.German Hotline for Malignant Hyperthermia Emergencies, Department of Anaesthesia Critical Care MedicineHeilbronn Community Hospital of the University of HeidelbergHeilbronnGermany

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