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Prognosis in Acute Cerebrovascular Accidents in Relation to Respiratory Pattern and Blood—gas Tensions

Br Med J 1971; 3 doi: (Published 03 July 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;3:7
  1. M. W. Rout,
  2. D. J. Lane,
  3. 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.