Nonhypercapnic Central Apnea

Nonhypercapnic central apnea is due to transient instability of the ventilatory control system, rather than a ventilatory control defect. Apnea occurs in cycles of apnea alternating with hyperpnea. Typically, patients with nonhypercapnic central apnea demonstrate increased chemoresponsiveness (4,5), in contradistinction to blunted chemoresponsiveness noted in hypercapnic central apnea. Nonhypercapnic central apnea occurs in a variety of clinical conditions including obstructive sleep apnea, congestive heart failure (CHF), and metabolic disorders. Male gender and older age are demographic risk factors for the development of central apnea.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

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