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      Comparative Hemodynamic Effects of Intravenous Digoxin and Enoximone in Severe Chronic Heart Failure

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          In order to compare the acute hemodynamic effects of digoxin (0.01 mg/kg) and enoximone (1 mg/kg), a phosphodiesterase inhibitor inotropic agent, in severe chronic congestive heart failure, 8 patients (male, mean age 56.7 years, sinus rhythm) were investigated with a randomized cross-over study. Peak effect of enoximone (30 min) in comparison to that of digoxin (90 min) resulted in a similar reduction of left-ventricular filling pressure (-27 vs. -28%) and mean pulmonary artery pressure (-23 vs. -24%). Pulmonary (-39 vs. -16%; p < 0.01) and systemic vascular resistance (-27 vs. -4%; p < 0.001) were significantly lowered by enoximone. Cardiac index (+30 vs. +6%; p < 0.001) and heart rate (+11 vs. -3%; p < 0.05) were increased significantly more by enoximone than by digoxin. Since enoximone resulted in an enhancement of cardiac performance greater than that produced by digoxin, enoximone could be a useful and powerful substitute for digoxin in the acute therapy of severe chronic congestive heart failure with sinus rhythm.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1994
          1994
          18 November 2008
          : 85
          : 5
          : 303-310
          Affiliations
          Servizio di Cardiologia, Ospedale Maggiore, Bologna, Italia
          Article
          176702 Cardiology 1994;85:303–310
          10.1159/000176702
          7850820
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 8
          Categories
          Clinical Pharmacology

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