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

Author(s): A. M. Rowat, J. M. Wardlaw, M. S. Dennis

Abstract:
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.

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ISBN: 0022-3050
Publication Year: 2007
Periodical: Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Periodical Number: 3
Volume: 78
Pages: 277-279
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