Malignant hyperthermia management in cardiac surgery

Michael E. Pontious, Curt Tribble, Devangi Patel, Tera Cushman, Castigliano M. Bhamidipati

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a 57-year-old with a history of malignant hyperthermia (Mh) was admitted following one-month history of unstable angina and found to have inferior wall St-elevation myocardial infarction. coronary angiography showed severe multi-vessel coronary artery disease with the culprit being a mid-right coronary lesion. Following preoperative multidisciplinary planning, the patient underwent three-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting. her postoperative course was uneventful, and outpatient management was routine. Judicious periprocedural management of patients with a history of Mh is important for successful cardiac surgical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalGazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • Cardiac surgical procedures
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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