Digoxin poisoning: new prospects for therapy


The digital is a drug  with a narrow therapeutic range, it is used to treat the systolic heart failure. The digitalic intoxication is a fearsome event as potentially fatal for arrhythmias that can lead. We report a case  of digitalis toxicity in a patient treated with  filter “Lixelle S-35”.

The filter has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the removal of beta-2 microglobulin in patient undergoing hemodialysis. We used the filter (the patient agrees)  off label, in the course of digitalis intoxication and we have shown that the filter is capable of removing the drug effectively.

Key words: Digoxin poisoning, filter “Lixelle S-35”, hemodialysis

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.