Center for Malignant Hyperthermia

Treatment spectrum and main areas

  • Diagnostic work-up and care for patients with predisposition to malignant hyperthermia
  • In-vitro-contracture-test according to the guidelines of the European Malignant Hyperthermia Group to detect malignant hyperthermia susceptibility
  • Counseling for medical professionals regarding malignant hyperthermia
  • Comprehensive genetic analysis and testing for associated mutations (Institute of Human Genetics)
  • Neuromuscular diagnostics (Department of Neurology)
  • Histopathological diagnostics (Department of Neurology)
  • Clinical and experimental research on malignant hyperthermia
  • Special interest in interdisciplinary improvement of diagnostic procedures

Cooperating institutions

  • Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care
  • Department of Neurology
  • Institute of Human Genetics



Prof. Dr. Frank Schuster, MHBA 


Judith Skirde, MTA


+49 931 201-30735