Anaesthetic pre-assessment

It is important to be aware that patients who are susceptible to MH  may not  develop the condition every time they have a general anaesthetic, even when that  anaesthetic includes the triggering drugs.  A history of uneventful previous anaesthetics therefore does not exclude the possibility of MH in future anaesthetics.  This is why every patient attending the anaesthetic preassessment clinic should be asked about a family history of  anaesthetic problems.

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