Myotonic Dystrophy Anesthesia Guidelines

Published on Thu, 01/28/2016

Myotonic Dystrophy Anesthesia Guidelines

Please know that the use of anesthesia raises special risks to those living with myotonic dystrophy (DM), as the disease results in heightened sensitivity to sedatives and analgesics. Pay particular attention to the serious complications that can arise in the post-anesthesia period, when risk of aspiration and other complications increase. 

MDF has published two versions of its Anesthesia Guidelines:

  • A one-page summary of the anesthesia guidelines to share with your clinician and anesthesiologist.
  • The complete "Practical Suggestions for the Anesthetic Management of a Myotonic Dystrophy Patient".

Download an electronic copy of the latest versions of both documents on the Toolkits & Publications page.

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