EDWARD L. PERRY, M.D.; JAMES L. JAECK, M.D.
This case is presented to demonstrate that treatment with cortisone was probably effective in bringing about cessation of syncopal and convulsive attacks associated with heart block after other measures had failed.
The history of this type of disorder is very completely covered in Major's Classic Description of Disease.1 The first case of this type was described by Morgagni in 1776. He described an attack of "epilepsy" occurring in a 68 year old priest, during which the pulse became slow. The author felt that the cause of this attack was in the heart rather than in the brain. Robert Adams in
PERRY EL, JAECK JL. USE OF CORTICOSTEROIDS IN STOKES-ADAMS SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:589–599. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-3-589
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(3):589-599.
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