Prognosis in Acute Cerebrovascular Accidents in Relation to Respiratory Pattern and Blood—gas TensionsBr Med J 1971; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5765.7 (Published 03 July 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;3:7
- M. W. Rout,
- D. J. Lane,
- L. Wollner
Respiratory pattern and arterial blood gas tensions were assessed in patients with acute cerebrovascular accidents. Hyperventilation, low Pco2, and high arterial pH were associated with a poor prognosis, whereas patients with normal respiratory pattern and blood gas tensions survived. Periodic and Cheyne-Stokes breathing carried an intermediate prognosis.