New Britain, CT
A 24-year-old female asked:
Is cheyne stokes respiration , a irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Cyclic pattern: Cheyne-stokes breathing is characterized by shallow breathing with progressively deeper breaths and sometimes faster breaths, followed by shallower breathing and finally complete cessation of breaths (apnea). This cycle repeats. The patient must have apnea between cycles for it to be considered cheyne-stokes.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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