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Cheyne- Stokes

Remember class example of Prof. Smith's first patient who died - showed signed of impending death - Cheyne-Stokes breathing pattern

an abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by progressively deeper, and sometimes faster, breathing followed by a gradual decrease that results in a temporary stop in breathing called an apnea.