Factors Modifying the Efficacy of Digitalis

  • Edward K. Chung
  • Lisa S. Chung

Abstract

Digitalis is one of the oldest and one of the most commonly used drugs in our prac tice. Yet, it is not always possible to determine whether digitalis is definitely indicated or not. Needless to say, two major indications for digitalization include (a) the management of congestive heart failure and (b) most supraventricular tachyarrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response, provided that the above-mentioned are not digitalis-induced (11). On the other hand, a true contraindication to digitalis is digitalis intoxication (11).

Keywords

Anemia Cardiomyopathy Glycoside Lidocaine Digoxin 

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  • Edward K. Chung
  • Lisa S. Chung

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