Studies on Digitalis. X. Effects of Ouabain on Forearm Vascular Resistance and Venous Tone in Normal Subjects and in Patients in Heart Failure.

@article{Mason1964StudiesOD,
  title={Studies on Digitalis. X. Effects of Ouabain on Forearm Vascular Resistance and Venous Tone in Normal Subjects and in Patients in Heart Failure.},
  author={Dean Towle Mason and Eugene Braunwald},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1964},
  volume={43},
  pages={532-43}
}
Although the therapeutic action of digitalis is generally agreed to result largely from its ability to stimulate the contraction of the myocardium, there has been considerable suspicion that cardiac glycosides may also act directly upon the systemic vascular bed. Excised arterial and venous strips contract when exposed to digitalis glycosides (1-4), and… CONTINUE READING