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Tel (BMHA Helpline): 07806 534895 Web: www.bmha.co.uk
The British Malignant Hyperthermia Association (BMHA) exists to help people with malignant hyperthermia. Malignant hyperthermia is a hereditary problem causing contracture of the muscle and disruption to metabolic functions during general anaesthesia. It is undetectable until a family member reacts under anaesthesia. Diagnosis is by muscle biopsy at the MH Investigation Unit in Leeds. Once diagnosed, MH susceptible people can have anaesthetics, provided triggering drugs are avoided and correct monitoring is undertaken.
Aims and objectives of the Association:
- To provide medical and medico-social support to affected individuals.
- To provide medical update with regard to safe drugs, screening procedures, research, etc.
- To publicise problems encountered by malignant hyperthermia subjects especially within the medical and dental professions.
- To raise funds for research into MH and genetics to develop simpler testing.
Last updated on 21/07/2012
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