Stokes-Adams syndrome


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Stokes-Ad·ams syndrome

 (stōks′ăd′əmz)

Stokes-Adams syndrome

A sudden attack of unconsciousness accompanying heart block.
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Noun1.Stokes-Adams syndrome - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeatStokes-Adams syndrome - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
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James had been diagnosed as having Stokes-Adams syndrome, a condition in which slowness of the pulse is associated with attacks of unconsciousness.
They were due to Stokes-Adams syndrome, which causes a slow heart rate.
Stokes-Adams syndrome can cause life-threatening attacks where the patient's heart and breathing stop, they have no pulse and can be just minutes from death.