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Abnormal breathing patterns in stroke: relationship with location of acute stroke lesion and prior cerebrosvascular disease.

  Objective: To determine whether central periodic breathing (CPB) is associated with acute involvement of any particular part of the brain, or the extent of total damage in patients with acute stroke.

Methods: CPB was identified using portable monitoring equipment in patients with stroke on admission. A neuroradiologist classified acute stroke lesions and prior cerebrovascular disease on brain images.

Results: Among 134 patients with acute stroke, those with CPB were more likely to have a large acute stroke lesion in a cerebral hemisphere (p = 0.01) and more mass effect (p = 0.03). There was no association between CPB and severe prior cerebrovascular disease on imaging (p = 0.76).

Conclusion: CPB is related to the acute (not old) lesions, particularly large acute cerebral hemispheric lesions with mass effect. A relationship between lesions in any discrete brain location (unilateral or bilateral) and CPB could not be shown.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    23 October 2006

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    BMJ Publishing Group

  • DOI:

    10.1136/jnnp.2006.102228

  • ISSN:

    0022-3050

  • Library of Congress:

    RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

Citation

Rowat, A. M., Wardlaw, J. M. & Dennis, M. S. (2006). Abnormal breathing patterns in stroke: relationship with location of acute stroke lesion and prior cerebrosvascular disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 78, 277-279. doi:10.1136/jnnp.2006.102228. ISSN 0022-3050

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Keywords

Central periodic breathing; Acute stroke; Acute stroke lesions; Cerebrovascular disease

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