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Digitalis toxicity: a fading but crucial complication to recognize.
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PMID:  22444097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Digoxin usage has decreased in the treatment of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation as a result of its inferiority to beta-adrenergic inhibitors and agents that interfere with the deleterious effects of the activated renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. As a result of reduction of usage and dosage, glycoside toxicity has become an uncommon occurrence but may be overlooked when it does occur. Older age, female sex, low lean body mass, and renal insufficiency contribute to higher serum levels and enhanced risk for toxicity. Arrhythmias suggesting digoxin toxicity led to its recognition in the case presented here.
Eric H Yang; Sonia Shah; John M Criley
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1555-7162     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-43     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
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