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Item: Booklet, 24 pages
Item code: MHGUIDE
Last revised: 2011
Printed: Black and red on white
Size: in: 8.5 x 5.5
Description: Patient source book that talks about: what is malignant hyperthermia, questions before anesthesia, testing, frequently asked questions, ID Tags, sample letters to family, medical facilities, and insurance companies.
Table of Contents:
What is Malignant Hyperthermia? 2
- Who is Susceptible?
- Safe Anesthetics & Triggers
- Incidence of MH
- Causes of an MH Episode
- MH Treatment
- Identifying MH Patients
- Surgery and MH Patients
- MH Outside Operating Room
- Other Things that Trigger MH (non-anesthesia)
- Links Between MH and Other Disorders
Questions to Ask Before Anesthesia 6
Gold Standard MH Test 9
- What is The "Gold Standard” Test for MH?
- Why have the Muscle Biopsy Test?
- Who Should be Tested?
- Factors to be Considered When Having the Muscle Biopsy
- Accuracy & Results from the MH Test
- MH Testing Sites
Molecular Genetic Testing for MH 11
- What is Molecular Genetic Testing?
- Why Consider Molecular Genetic Testing?
- How does Molecular Genetic Testing Apply to MH?
- What is the Alternative to Genetic Testing?
- Who can Benefit?
- Who Orders the Genetic Testing?
Frequently Asked Questions 14
Medical ID Program 18
Sample Letter to Family 18
Sample Letter to Hospital 20
Sample Letter to Insurance Company 21