5. Digoxin, Diuretics, and Vasodilators in Heart Failure

  1. Barry H. Greenberg2,
  2. Denise D. Barnard2,
  3. Sanjiv M. Narayan3 and
  4. John R. Teerlink4,5
  1. Dawn Lombardo MD

Published Online: 14 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch5

Management of Heart Failure

Management of Heart Failure

How to Cite

Lombardo, D. (2010) Digoxin, Diuretics, and Vasodilators in Heart Failure, in Management of Heart Failure (eds B. H. Greenberg, D. D. Barnard, S. M. Narayan and J. R. Teerlink), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

  2. 3

    University of California and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

  3. 4

    Section of Cardiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA

  4. 5

    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine Medical Centre, Orange, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753798

Online ISBN: 9780470669402

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Keywords:

  • digoxin, diuretics and vasodilators in heart failure;
  • integrated approach, towards symptom control - preventing progression of left ventricular dysfunction, improving survival;
  • digoxin, semi-synthetic derivative - from leaves of plant Digitalis lanata;
  • underuse of digoxin in heart failure - approaches to appropriate use;
  • diuretics, relieving peripheral edema - within hours or days;
  • loop diuretics, acting on ascending loop of Henle;
  • spironolactones, steroid analogs of mineralocorticoids;
  • Frank-Starling mechanism, relating ventricular preload to ventricular systolic function;
  • Kaplan-Meier estimates, of overall survival - in African American Heart Failure Trial;
  • racial differences, and pharmacological responsiveness to different vasodilator agents

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Digitalis

  • Diuretics

  • References