MHAUS Open House August 16,
2012 in Sherburne, NY
Sherburne, NY August 1, 2012 - The Malignant Hyperthermia
Association of the United States will be hosting an open house from 4 to 6 pm
at its national headquarters located at 1 North Main Street in Sherburne, NY.
Tour the new offices and talk with board members and staff about what Malignant
Hyperthermia is and how hospitals and outpatient surgery centers manage this
fascinating and often misunderstood heat related syndrome. There will be
giveaways and casual refreshment.
About Malignant Hyperthermia: MH is an autosomal dominant
genetic disorder found in an estimated 1 out of 2,000 people. Once triggered,
the rapid progressive series of chain events include a body temperature of up
to 107 degrees, muscle rigidity, system-wide organ failure, and, if untreated,
eventual death. MH is often experienced in individuals undergoing, what was
expected to be, routine surgery; and in rare cases, MH can happen outside of
the operating room.
The incidence of MH is low, but, if untreated, the mortality
rate is high. Introduction of a treatment drug and advances in the
understanding of MH have saved many lives since the syndrome was first
described in the 1960s.
About the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United
States (MHAUS): Founded in 1981 MHAUS promotes optimum care and scientific
understanding of MH and related disorders by encouraging healthcare
professionals and patients and families to prepare for MH through education and
testing. MHAUS offers an MH Hotline that
provides healthcare professionals’ access to experts in MH crisis treatment
24-hours a day.
Did you know, the MHAUS Emergency Therapy
for Malignant Hyperthermia poster hangs on the wall of almost every
operating room in the United States?
MH Episodes can happen at any time. The Malignant
Hyperthermia Association of the United States will always be ready to provide
assistance when you need it. But the best way to protect your patients and your
facility is to be prepared before it’s too late.
Get the information you need to keep your patients and your
facility safer from Malignant Hyperthermia emergencies.
Images upon request.