Cheyne-Stokes Respiration in Patients with First-Ever Lacunar Stroke

  • Bonnin-Vilaplana M
  • Arboix A
  • Parra O
  • et al.
Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.


The aim of this single-center prospective study was to assess the presence of Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) and CSR-related variables in 68 consecutive patients with radiologically proven first-ever lacunar stroke undergoing a respiratory sleep study using a portable respiratory polygraph within the first 48 hours of stroke onset. CSR was diagnosed in 14 patients (20.6%). Patients with CSR as compared with those without CSR showed a significantly higher mean (standard deviation, SD) apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) (34.9 (21.7) versus 18.5 (14.4), P = 0.001 ) and central apnea index (13.1 (13.8) versus 1.8 (3.4), P = 0.0001 ) as well as higher scores of the Barthel index and the Canadian Neurological scale as a measure of stroke severity, and longer hospital stay. CSR was present in one of each five patients with lacunar stroke. The presence of CSR was associated with a trend towards a higher functional stroke severity and worse prognosis.




Bonnin-Vilaplana, M., Arboix, A., Parra, O., García-Eroles, L., Montserrat, J. M., & Massons, J. (2012). Cheyne-Stokes Respiration in Patients with First-Ever Lacunar Stroke. Sleep Disorders, 2012, 1–6.

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free