n South African Medical Journal - Digitalis reappraised : still here today, but gone tomorrow? : forum - clinical practice

Volume 105, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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