Posts Tagged ‘DIG trial’

September 24th, 2013

Study Raises Questions About Digoxin Use Today

Digoxin is one of the oldest medicines in the cardiovascular arsenal. When William Withering identified it as the active ingredient in the foxglove plant more than 200 years ago, he was only codifying a longstanding folk remedy for heart failure, or “dropsy” as it was known then. Digoxin fully entered the modern era with the publication […]

March 21st, 2013

DIGging In: Three Reasons Why the Recent Digoxin Study Is Not Relevant to Readmission

The evidence is just not compelling that this this drug would reduce hospital readmissions