NEWER INOTROPIC AGENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ARRHYTHMIAS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIAC FAILURE
- Calcium Overload and Cardiac Function. Vassalle, Mario; Cheng-I Lin // Journal of Biomedical Science;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p542
The changes in cardiac function caused by calcium overload are reviewed. Intracellular Ca2+ may increase in different structures [e.g. sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), cytoplasm and mitochondria] to an excessive level which induces electrical and mechanical abnormalities in cardiac tissues. The...
- Digitalis for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Patients in Sinus Rhythm. Cayley Jr., William E. // American Family Physician;1/1/2004, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p71
Examines the effectiveness of digitalis glycosides in treating congestive heart failure in patients with normal sinus rhythm. Medical history of the patient; Interaction of digitalis with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors; Guidelines on evaluation and management of heart failure.
- Alternatives to the digitalis glycosides for heart failure. Johnston, G.D. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);3/16/1985, Vol. 290 Issue 6471, p803
Examines the importance of digitalis glycosides for heart failure. Increase of cardiac output; Consideration of the forms of dopamine; Improvement of ventricular functions.
- The End of the Digoxin Era? Manolis, Antonis S. // Hospital Chronicles;2015, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p197
Digoxin is one of the oldest of cardiovascular drugs which is still frequently used, both in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and patients with heart failure with or without AF. The use of digoxin preceded the era of evidence based medicine. However, over the recent past, there has been...
- How digitalis is used and abused. // Modern Medicine;Apr97, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p35
Focuses on the use and abuse of digitalis for chronic heart failure treatment. Inotropic effect of low-dose digoxin; Deterioration of patients with chronic heart failure after the withdrawal of digoxin.
- Several medications used in treatment of heart failure. Zablocki, Elaine // Managed Healthcare Executive;Aug2006, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p45
The article reports on various medicinal drugs used in treating heart failure in the U.S. These medicinal drugs include angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-adrenergic blockers, aldosterone antagonists, vasodilators, diuretics, and digitalis....
- Verapamil Therapy in the Treatment of Supraventricular Arrhythmias Following Open Heart Surgery. Waldo, Albert L.; Plumb, Vance J.; Areiniergas, Joaquin G.; Henthorn, Richard W.; Zimmern, Samuel H. // Angiology;Dec1983, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p755
Certain general conclusions suggest themselves on the basis of our extensive experience with treating arrhythmias in patients following open heart surgery,1-6,8,10 our specific results with verapamil therapy in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter in patients following open...
- Is digitalis the solution or cause of this problem? Hammond, Cecile // RN;Oct81, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p51
Discusses several aspects of digitalis toxicity, a condition which can produce dysrhythmia. Double effect of digitalis; Signs of toxicity; Causes of digitalis toxicity; Cause of potassium loss; How drug interactions can lead to digitalis toxicity.
- Reduction of Digitalis Toxicity by Computer-Assisted Glycoside Dosage Regimens. Jelliffe, Roger W.; Buell, June; Kalaba, Robert // Annals of Internal Medicine;Dec72, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p891
Focuses on the effects of computer-assisted dosage regiments of digitalis leaf, digitoxin, digoxin and deslanoside on digitalis therapy. Frequency of digitalis toxicity at various body glycoside with major sustained toxic arrhythmias; Relationship between the body glycoside level in patients...