What is the role of cardiac glycosides for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)?

Updated: Apr 25, 2018
  • Author: Kristin E Schwab, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Cardiac glycosides are used for prevention and treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias associated with PAH and for patients who have concomitant left-sided heart failure. Digoxin is not useful in the treatment of right-sided ventricular failure.


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