Behavioral hyperventilation and central sleep apnea in two children

Thomas P. Johnston, Jade Tam-Williams, Margaret Schmandt, Anand C. Patel, Claudia Cleveland, Ferdinand Coste, James S. Kemp

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Behavioral hyperventilation is a rarely recognized cause of central sleep apnea (CSA) among children. We report two pediatric patients who presented with prolonged central sleep apnea secondary to behavioral hyperventilation. One patient also had a prolonged corrected QT (QTC) interval resulting from hyperventilation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-489
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral hyperventilation
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Prolonged qt interval


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