Which medications in the drug class Positive inotropic agents are used in the treatment of Acute Rheumatic Fever?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: Robert J Meador, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Positive inotropic agents

Digoxin may be indicated for patients with congestive heart failure.

Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Acts directly on cardiac muscle, increasing myocardial systolic contractions. Its indirect actions result in increased carotid sinus nerve activity and enhanced sympathetic withdrawal for any given increase in mean arterial pressure.


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