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Considerations for Surgery and Anesthesia in Duchenne Patients

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source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy


When a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy has general anesthesia, a number of issues should be considered, including cardiac and pulmonary function, anesthesia, and the potential for blood loss.

If you require surgery or a medical procedure, go to a medical center with expertise in the anesthetic management of people living with Duchenne if possible. Your anesthesiologist should be aware that you have Duchenne. It is important to discuss the anesthesia plan with your anesthesiologist before any surgery or procedure that involves anesthesia.

Additionally, your neuromuscular team should always be made aware if you are undergoing surgery or a medical procedure.


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