Favorable effects of oral maintenance digoxin therapy on left ventricular performance in normal subjects: echocardiographic study.


Left ventricular performance was assessed with echocardiography in 10 normal subjects before and during maintenance therapy with digoxin (0.5 mg/day orally) in the basal state and after acute pressure loading with intravenously administered phenylephrine. During digoxin therapy, despite a decrease in mean heart rate of 5 beats/min in the basal state, mean… (More)