UpToDate Talk

Digoxin levels and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation

May 23, 2018

Dr. Leonard Ganz discusses pharmacologic rate control of atrial fibrillation (AF) and findings of a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology regarding the use of digoxin and mortality in patients with AF. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts. Dr. Ganz is a clinical cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Heritage Valley Health System, in Western Pennsylvania, and Section Editor of the cardiac arrhythmias section in UpToDate. Reference: Lopes RD, Rordorf R, De Ferrari GM, et al. Digoxin and Mortality in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018; 71:1063. Contributor Disclosure: Speaker’s Bureau: Amgen [Heart failure (Ivabradine)]; Pfizer, BMS [Anticoagulation (Apixaban)]; St. Jude Medical, Biotronik [Cardiac rhythm (Pacemaker/ICD)]; Lundbeck [Orthostatic hypotension (Northera)]. Consultant/Advisory Boards: Unequal Technologies [Commotio cordis (Protective equipment)]. Equity Ownership/Stock Options: Unequal Technologies [Commotio cordis (Protective equipment/apparel)].

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