Malignant hyperthermia (MH) may lead to metabolic crisis of skeletal muscle in susceptible individuals following exposure to triggering agents such as volatile anesthetics or depolarizing muscle relaxants. MH is a rare and a potentially lethal disease, which can lead to cardiac arrest. We report a case of severe MH, in which the rapidly evolving signs of hyperme-tabolism eventually resulted in cardiac arrest. Despite conventional treatments following cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the patient’s vital signs did not improve. Therefore, we applied extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for providing hemodynamic support.
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
- Malignant hyperthermia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine