Heart failure is a common disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is the leading cause of hospital admission for adults 65 years and older, and worsening HF is the most common cause for hospitalization for persons with HF. Digoxin has been proven to reduce hospitalization due to HF and, if used in low doses, may also reduce mortality. Digoxin should be considered in the treatment of older adults with chronic HF.
Geriatrics and Aging. 2008;11(1):37-41. © 2008 1453987 Ontario, Ltd.
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