Stokes-Adams syndrome is an abrupt, transient loss of consciousness due to a sudden but pronounced decrease in the cardiac output, which is caused by a paroxysmal shift in the mechanism of the heart beat.
- How did the eponym come to be
- Stokes-Adams attack
- Adams-Stokes syndrome
- Adams R. Cases of diseases of the heart accompanied with pathological observations. Dublin Hosp Rep. 1827;4:353–453.
- Stokes W. Observations of some cases of permanently slow pulse. Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science. 1846;2(1):73–85.
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