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More Digoxin Cautions: Use in AF, Heart Failure Raises Mortality in Meta-analysis

More Digoxin Cautions: Use in AF, Heart Failure Raises Mortality in Meta-analysis

Researchers from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany reported that digoxin use was linked with a 29% increased risk of mortality in more than 235,000 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and with a 14% increased risk of death in more than 91,000 patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) during an average follow-up…

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30% greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests. Of about 458,000 patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), nearly 112,000 were taking digoxin. Those taking digoxin were found to face…

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