Malignant hyperthermia deaths related to inadequate temperature monitoring, 2007-2012: a report from the North American malignant hyperthermia registry of the malignant hyperthermia association of the United States.

@article{Larach2014MalignantHD,
  title={Malignant hyperthermia deaths related to inadequate temperature monitoring, 2007-2012: a report from the North American malignant hyperthermia registry of the malignant hyperthermia association of the United States.},
  author={Marilyn Green Larach and Barbara Wendeborn Brandom and Gregory C. Allen and Gerald A. Gronert and Erik B. Lehman},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2014},
  volume={119 6},
  pages={1359-66}
}
BACKGROUND AMRA (adverse metabolic or muscular reaction to anesthesia) reports submitted to The North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States from 1987 to 2006 revealed a 2.7% cardiac arrest and a 1.4% death rate for 291 malignant hyperthermia (MH) events. We analyzed 6 years of recent data to update MH cardiac arrest and death rates, summarized characteristics associated with cardiac arrest and death, and documented differences… CONTINUE READING
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