Stokes-Adams syndrome


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Stokes-Adams syndrome

[¦stōks ′ad·əmz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
Syncopic or convulsive attacks occurring in patients with complete heart block.
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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.
Keen sportsman James was diagnosed with Stokes-Adams Syndrome - a heart condition caused by a circulation problem - after collapsing twice in London in the spring.
Larsson suffered in 1958 from a heart block condition known as Stokes-Adams syndrome.