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Review
. 2014 Dec 15;105(2):88-9.
doi: 10.7196/samj.8634.

Digitalis Reappraised: Still Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow?

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Digitalis Reappraised: Still Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow?

Lionel H Opie. S Afr Med J. .

Abstract

Digoxin is one of the oldest of drugs acting on the heart and still one of the most frequently used. While in atrial fibrillation digoxin continues to have a valid role in the control of ventricular rate when added to beta-blockers and calcium antagonists, digoxin for heart failure is no longer a supportable option in view of the negative recent meta-analysis.

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