Dilated cardiomyopathy and potentially deadly digoxin
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a relatively common condition in sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for a substantial portion of patients admitted for heart failure. In the Heart of Soweto study it was the most common cardiovascular disease. Two important contributions to our understanding of this puzzling condition appear in this issue of the SAMJ.
Lionel H Opie, University of Cape Town
Dilated cardiomyopathy; digoxin toxicity
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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(6):388,390.
Date submitted: 2011-04-12
Date published: 2011-05-25
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