Contemporary Controversies in Digoxin Use in Systolic Heart Failure

Chonyang L. Albert, Forum Kamdar, Mazen Hanna

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Digoxin remains one of the oldest therapies for heart failure; however, its safety and efficacy have been controversial since its initial use. Questions that remain include the clinical efficacy of digoxin when added to contemporary medical therapy, when and if it should be added, and how to minimize adverse effects. In this review, we will summarize recent data on the use of digoxin in systolic heart failure and address some of the controversies regarding the role of digoxin in the modern era of heart failure treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-206
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Heart Failure Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • Digoxin
  • Heart failure


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