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Table 3 Blood gas analysis of malignant hyperthermia suspected events

From: Evaluation of suspected malignant hyperthermia events during anesthesia

No IVCT pH BE [mmol/l] PaCO2[mmHg] Potassium [mmol/l]
1 MHS 7.20 - 50 -
3 MHS 7.19 −7 55 3.9
5 MHS* 7.38 1 46 6.3
10 MHS 7.17 −3,8 72 5.0
15 MHN 7.20 −7,9 69 7.3
17 MHN 7.30 - 38 4.1
19 MHN 7.30 - - -
  1. IVCT In vitro contracture test, MHS Malignant hyperthermia susceptible, MHN Malignant hyperthermia non-susceptible, BE Base excess, PaCO 2 Arterial carbon dioxide pressure.
  2. *blood gas analysis after admission at the intensive care unit.