Digitalis and Verapamil in Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter

Abstract

Almost 80 years ago, Mackenzie first noted the beneficial effects of digitalis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and considered the slowing of the heart rate as the most important effect of digitalis (Mackenzie 1911). After this first historical account, digitalis became the cornerstone of therapy of acute and chronic atrial fibrillation (Bellet… (More)
DOI: 10.2165/00003495-198631030-00001