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Adams-stokes disease

Pathology, .
unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures.
another term for heart block

Stokes-Adams syndrome n.
See Adams-Stokes syndrome.

Adams-Stokes syndrome Ad·ams-Stokes syndrome (ād’əmz-)
An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, fainting, and sometimes convulsions. Also called Morgagni’s disease, Spens’ syndrome, Stokes-Adams disease, Stokes-Adams syndrome.


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