Posts Tagged ‘digitalis’

May 4th, 2015

Increased Mortality Risk Found With Digoxin

For more than 200 years physicians have been trying to figure out how and when to use digoxin. Although it has a narrow therapeutic window and potentially dangerous interactions with other drugs, it is endorsed by current guidelines and widely given to patients with heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF). However, there have been no […]

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 […]