Digoxin for Heart Failure
Why It Is Used
Digoxin is used for people who have symptoms of Reference heart failure Opens New Window caused by left ventricular systolic dysfunction while they are receiving standard therapy (angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors, beta-blockers, and diuretics).
Doctors also use digoxin to treat Reference atrial fibrillation Opens New Window, an irregular, erratic heart rhythm that starts in the upper heart chambers (atria).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Margaret Hetherington, PHM, BsC - Pharmacy