Higher serum digoxin levels were associated with increased mortality in CHF

Pitt, Bertram
September 2003
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 139 Issue 2, p34
Academic Journal
Presents a study that investigated the association of serum digoxin levels with mortality and hospitalization in patients with congestive heart failure and systolic left ventricular dysfunction. Design; Intervention; Outcome measures; Results; Commentary.


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