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Adam's syndrome

This is also known as Stokes-Adams or Adams-Stokes syndrome, it probably should be termed Morgagni-Adams-Stokes syndrome.

In 1827, Robert Adams described a syndrome in which cerebral symptoms and decreased pulse occurred in association with heart block. A previous inkling of this association was described by Morgagni (1682-1771) (foramen, hernia) the famous Italian anatomist / father of pathology.

William Stokes (1804-1878) subsequently confirmed the pathology, as a syndrome characterized by attacks of unconsciousness, slow pulse, and occasionally convulsive seizures or uncontrollable giddiness.

Adrian P. Ireland