Vasodilators as first-line therapy for congestive heart failure: a comparative hemodynamic study of hydralazine, digoxin, and their combination.

Although digitalis and vasodilators both enhance cardiac performance in patients with congestive heart failure, their relative efficacy is unknown. Accordingly, the acute hemodynamic effects of intravenous hydralazine (0.15 mg/kg), digoxin (1.0 mg), and the hydralazine-digoxin combination were evaluated in 14 normotensive heart failure patients at sitting… CONTINUE READING