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Cardiac Toxicology of Digitalis

Several excellent reviews regarding digitalis-induced therapeutic and toxic events are already available. In fact, much of our current understanding of the actions of cardiac glycosides is addressed in these reviews. With this in mind, the current chapter is presented as a brief introduction to the more than 2000 papers that have examined various aspects of digitalis-induced toxicity. with some emphasis placed on recent studies. Readers wishing to pursue the information in more detail are referred to the many review articles cited throughout this chapter.