LOUIS H. SIGLER, M.D.
Although the symptom complex grouped under the heading of the Stokes-Adams syndrome may be caused by many conditions which produce temporary cerebral anemia, we will confine our discussion only to the two main conditions, namely stoppage of the heart and ventricular fibrillation. Furthermore, we shall eliminate from our discussion those cases of sino-auricular standstill or auriculo-ventricular block caused by direct or reflex vagal inhibition which can be abolished or successfully treated by atropine. This leaves us a group of cases where for some unknown reason there is a sudden interruption in the passage of the electrical impulse from the auricles
SIGLER LH. TREATMENT OF THE STOKES-ADAMS SYNDROME BY HYPERTONIC GLUCOSE SOLUTION GIVEN INTRAVENOUSLY1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:101–106. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-1-101
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(1):101-106.
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