The Role of Digoxin in Heart Failure

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  • Summary:

    Dr. Ali Ahmed from the University of Alabama at Birmingham moderated the topic "The Role of Digoxin in Heart Failure" with Drs. Mihai Gheorghiade from the Northwestern University, William Wehrmacher from Rush University and Michel White from the Montreal Heart Institute participating.

    The discussion focused primarily on:
    (1) the role of digoxin in patients receiving ACE inhibitor or beta blocker therapy,
    (2) clinical trial data and digoxin toxicity,
    (3) use of digoxin in patients with advanced heart failure,
    (4) the rarity of continuing education on use of digoxin,
    (5) an historical perspective of the evolution of the use of digoxin,
    (6) changes in treatment of HF patients which may allow for use of digoxin,
    (7) use of digoxin in women,
    (8) use of digoxin with end stage renal disease, and
    (9) contraindications of the use of digoxin.
    (Med Roundtable Cardiovasc Ed. 2010;1(3):176-181) ©2010 FoxP2 Media, LLC

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