Cheyne-Stokes respiration

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Cheyne-Stokes respiration

[′chān·ē ′stōks res·pə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
Breathing characterized by periods of hyperpnea alternating with periods of apnea; rhythmic waxing and waning of respiration; occurs most commonly in older patients with heart failure and cerebrovascular disease.
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Cheyne-Stokes breathing and central sleep apnea are closely linked to congestive heart failure with systolic dysfunction, relationships suspected several hundred years ago by John Hunter and John Cheyne.
Key topics to be discussed with the Environment Agency will be an update on the Freemans Reach Hydro now operating on the Wear, but as usual anglers have the opportunity to set the agenda, and any suggestions can be emailed to John Cheyne at John.
Entry is free and if you would like to attend, register by emailing national regions manager John Cheyne at john.