Cardio-Respiratory Function in Syndrome of Hypersomnia with Periodic Breathing

  • G. Gunella
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 3)


Before beginning the discussion of the topic under consideration, I would like to point out that the study results that will be presented are the result of a close collaboration between the Institute of Neurology of the University of Bologna, headed by prof. E. Lugaresi, and the Institute of Respiratory Patho-Physiology, under my direction, begun ten years ago. In the studies of the “Pickwick syndrome” and of “primary alveolar hypoventilation” have partecipated, on one hand, Lugaresi, Cocca-gna, Pazzaglia, Ceroni and Mantovani, and, on the other, my.collaborators Petrella and Brignani. I would like to thank all of those who contributed to make available the scientific data that will be used in my speech.


Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Sleep Stage Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Systemic Arterial Pressure Periodic Breathing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Gunella
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  1. 1.Institute of Respiratory Patho-PhysiologyUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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