Central apnoeas have significant effects on blood pressure and heart rate in children.

@article{ODriscoll2009CentralAH,
  title={Central apnoeas have significant effects on blood pressure and heart rate in children.},
  author={Denise M O'Driscoll and Alison Foster and Michelle L Ng and Joel S. C. Yang and Farhat Bashir and Shi Hui Wong and Gillian M. Nixon and Margot J. Davey and Vicki Anderson and Adrian Mark Walker and John A Trinder and Rosemary S C Horne},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={415-21}
}
Brief central apnoeas (CAs) during sleep are common in children and are not usually considered clinically significant unless associated with oxygen desaturation. CAs can occur spontaneously or following a movement or sigh. The aim of this study was to investigate acute cardiovascular changes associated with CAs in children. Beat-by-beat mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) were analysed across CAs, and spontaneous and movement-induced events were compared using two-way analysis of… CONTINUE READING