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How is digoxin used in the management of acute pulmonary edema?
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: HR control
Digoxin is sometimes used to help control inappropriate tachycardia typically in the face of uncontrolled atrial fib.
This might help if someone has acute pulmonary edema from the fast hr but if the patient is unstable then electrical cardioversion is usually preferred perhaps in combination with meds to control the rate.

In brief: HR control
Digoxin is sometimes used to help control inappropriate tachycardia typically in the face of uncontrolled atrial fib.
This might help if someone has acute pulmonary edema from the fast hr but if the patient is unstable then electrical cardioversion is usually preferred perhaps in combination with meds to control the rate.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Should not be
Digoxin is used for management of atrial fibrillation and chronic heart failure.
It has no role in the management of acute pulmonary edema or acute heart failure.

In brief: Should not be
Digoxin is used for management of atrial fibrillation and chronic heart failure.
It has no role in the management of acute pulmonary edema or acute heart failure.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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Dr. Asaf Presente
If the heart failure stems from poorly controlled atrial fibrillation then many physicians will start digoxin as part of the medications used to control the heart's rate. This can improve heart function which can improve pulmonary edema.
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