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What is the use of treatment with digoxin (digitalis) in heart failure?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Stronger, slower

When the heart fails, it decreases blood flow to organs.
This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and fluid build-up in the lungs. Digoxin makes the heart contract stronger and slows the heart rate. This pushes more blood forward to the organs. Digoxin is not used much for heart failure anymore, but it is used to prevent abnormal heart rhythms.

In brief: Stronger, slower

When the heart fails, it decreases blood flow to organs.
This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and fluid build-up in the lungs. Digoxin makes the heart contract stronger and slows the heart rate. This pushes more blood forward to the organs. Digoxin is not used much for heart failure anymore, but it is used to prevent abnormal heart rhythms.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Symptom relief

Digoxin can be used as fourth line therapy for symptom control in patients with systolic heart failure (low ejection fraction) or to control the heart rate if someone has concomitant heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

In brief: Symptom relief

Digoxin can be used as fourth line therapy for symptom control in patients with systolic heart failure (low ejection fraction) or to control the heart rate if someone has concomitant heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Liviu Klein
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