bradycardia

Apnea and Bradycardia in Preemies

When a baby is born premature, her lungs and the part of her brain that controls breathing are not fully mature.  A preemie cannot control breathing like a full term baby can.  Instead of having a regular constant breathing pattern, preemies tend to take big breaths of air followed by shallow breathing or pauses in breathing.  A preemie may be diagnosed with » Read more