About Us

In June 1995 people affected by the malignant hyperthermia (MH) united and formed the Swiss Malignant Hyperthermia Association SMHA.

MH is a hereditary gene disorder. The consequence is an allergic reaction to certain anaesthetics, causing a highly elevated calcium metabolism in skeletal muscles. Consequently, the body temperature rises perilously and can lead to death.


The more members our association has, the stronger we are and therefore, our ability to assert ourselves in order to speak for affected persons is bigger. Our goal is to efficiently inform the public about MH and create awareness. By means of this homepage we hope to make information more accessible for affected persons as well as anaesthetists.