What is the action of digoxin as a positive inotrope and negative chronotrope?
Question posted by IFREEMAN on 20 Oct 2010
Last updated on 21 October 2010 by suzanne66
Positive Inotrope - increases force of contraction.
Negative Chronotrope - decreases heart rate (reduces conduction through the AV node)
So digoxin increases the force of contraction of the heart while decreasing the rate at which the heart contracts.
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