Apneas during sleep in infants: possible relationship with sudden infant death syndrome

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Science  14 Nov 1975:
Vol. 190, Issue 4215, pp. 677-679
DOI: 10.1126/science.1188364


Several types of apnea are described in premature infants and in infants who have survived breathing-stoppage episodes which may be related to the sudden infant death syndrome. Upper airway apnea appears to induce the greatest changes: oxygen desaturation is more pronounced than in a central apnea of similar duration, and secondary cardiac changes are observed earlier and are more severe.