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Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

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Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

  • Signs
  1. Alternating hyperpnea and apnea at regular intervals (30 second to 2 minute cycles)
  2. Smooth waxing and waning in depth of respiration
  • Pathophysiology
  1. Bilateral Cerebral Hemisphere dysfunction or
  2. Diencephalon dysfunction (posterior forebrain structures including the Thalamus)