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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 4698756, 3 pages
Case Report

Impact of Heart Transplantation on Cheyne-Stokes Respiration in a Child

1Division of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8
2University of Toronto, 27 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2J7
3Division of Cardiology, University of Alberta, Stollery Children’s Hospital, 8440 112 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2B7

Received 6 February 2016; Accepted 27 March 2016

Academic Editor: Albert M. Li

Copyright © 2016 Suhail Al-Saleh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sleep disordered breathing is well described in adults with heart failure but not in pediatric population. We describe a 13-year-old Caucasian male with severe heart failure related to dilated cardiomyopathy who demonstrated polysomnographic features of Cheyne-Stokes respiration, which completely resolved following cardiac transplantation. Cheyne-Stokes respiration in children with advanced heart failure and its resolution after heart transplant can be observed similar to adults.