Stokes-Adams attacks

Stokes-Adams attacks

Repeated, brief episodes of loss of consciousness from inadequacy in the blood supply to the brain due to cessation or extreme slowness of the heart action. Stokes-Adams attacks occur in cases of severe ARRHYTHMIA or complete HEART BLOCK. Most cases are treated by the fitting of an artificial PACEMAKER. (William Stokes, 1804–78, Irish physician; and Robert Adams, 1791–1875, Irish surgeon).
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Tests have now shown that he is suffering from Stokes-Adams attacks and has a slow and irregular heartbeat.
He is diagnosed as having Stokes-Adams attacks, which he has been having for a long time.