The effect of heart transplantation on Cheyne-Stokes respiration associated with congestive heart failure

J Heart Transplant. Jul-Aug 1986;5(4):336-7.


Cheyne-Stokes respiration occasionally accompanies the terminal stages of congestive heart failure. We describe this association in a patient requiring heart transplantation. The gradual abatement of Cheyne-Stokes respiration after transplantation supports the delayed circulatory time theory as the mechanism for Cheyne-Stokes respiration in these patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cheyne-Stokes Respiration / etiology
  • Cheyne-Stokes Respiration / physiopathology*
  • Heart Failure / complications
  • Heart Failure / physiopathology
  • Heart Failure / surgery*
  • Heart Transplantation*
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Wedge Pressure
  • Respiration Disorders / physiopathology*