Which medications in the drug class Cardiac glycosides are used in the treatment of Coarctation of the Aorta?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Cardiac glycosides

These medications improve ventricular systolic function by increasing the calcium supply available for myocyte contraction.

Digoxin (Lanoxin)

This form inhibits the sodium-potassium ATPase pump in cardiac myocytes.


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