agonal respiration


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agonal respiration

ag·o·nal res·pi·ra·tion

(agŏ-năl reśpĕr-āshŭn)
Shallow breathing pattern that is often related to cardiac arrest and death.
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The clinical presentation of BS varies from patients being asymptomatic, to having a history of syncope, seizures, palpitations, nocturnal agonal respiration, and aborted sudden death, [3] and the majority of patients have a family history of sudden death or malignant arrhythmias.
Similar patients presenting with syncope, seizure, or nocturnal agonal respiration also should undergo ICD implantation after noncardiac causes of these symptoms have been ruled out.