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Can docs please explain are cardiac glycosides the same as cardiotonics?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

All cars have 4 wheels but not all 4 wheelers are cars.
Cardiac glycosides are digoxin and related drugs (foxglove, digitalis, oubain) while cardiotonics are any drugs that increases contractility. This includes cardiac glycosides and many other drugs like epinephrine, dopamine, dobutamine and many others.

In brief: No

All cars have 4 wheels but not all 4 wheelers are cars.
Cardiac glycosides are digoxin and related drugs (foxglove, digitalis, oubain) while cardiotonics are any drugs that increases contractility. This includes cardiac glycosides and many other drugs like epinephrine, dopamine, dobutamine and many others.
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