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The pharmacokinetics of digoxin, the most frequently used digitalis preparation, are reviewed. The dominate serum turnover time is about 34 hours, and is not affected by the route of administration. Excretion is largely as unchanged digoxin in the urine and this excretion is compromised in renal failure. Serum levels of digoxin (determined by(More)
M-mode echocardiographic right ventricular wall thickness (RVW) and diastolic right ventricular internal diameter (RVID), when above the accepted normal range (RVW less than or equal to 5 mm, RVID less than or equal to 26 mm), are frequently used clinically to predict the presence of right ventricular hypertrophy. RVID was compared to anatomic right(More)
Tissue concentrations of tritiated digoxin inthe dog are altered by simultaneous administration of quinidine. Serum levels rise as tissue concentration decreases significantly in all tissue except brain tissue, where an increase of 51 percent is noted over that of the control digitalized state. The digitalis toxicity associated with digoxin-quinidine(More)
Reperfusion of acutely ischemic myocardium may cause profound alterations in left ventricular wall performance and metabolism. This study evaluates regional left ventricular wall thickness, analyzes metabolic and biochemical alterations, and examines tissue hemorrhage during 15, 30, and 120 minutes of myocardial ischemia, each followed by 120 minutes of(More)