Digoxin and beta-blockers compared for atrial fibrillation

It's the only longer-term trial of digoxin for AF despite the drug being used since 1785, authors say

AusDoc brings you the latest news from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020.

foxgloves - a source of digoxin

A head-to-head comparison of beta-blockers and digoxin finds they are similarly efficacious at reducing heart rate in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) and symptoms of heart failure.

But digoxin had considerably better symptom improvement, a reduction in natriuretic peptides and much lower rates of adverse events, supporting its wider use in