The use of anesthesia raises special risks to DM patients, which include heightened sensitivity to sedatives and analgesics. Serious complications are most common in the post-anesthesia period when risk of aspiration and other complications are increased.
MDF has published two versions of its Anesthesia Guidelines:
- Click here for a handy, one-page summary of the anesthesia guidelines to share with your clinician and anesthesiologist.
- Click here for the complete "Practical Suggestions for the Anesthetic Management of a Myotonic Dystrophy Patient".
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