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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Malignant Hyperthermia

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a syndrome which can occur in susceptible individuals, triggered by commonly used general anesthetics.

The UC Davis Medical Center is one of six designated MH testing sites in the United States, and is also involved in collecting data for the North American MH Registry. The director of the testing center, Dr. Timothy Tautz, serves as a consultant to the MH Hotline and is available to answer questions and concerns about MH from physicians and other healthcare personnel.

Timothy J. Tautz, M.D., Director