Decreased calcium content in patients with digoxin intoxication

M. Tishler, D. Creter, M. Djaldetti

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Abstract

The platelet calcium content, the plasma calcium level and the serum digoxin were examined in 90 individuals divided into the following four groups: I - patients with digoxin intoxication; II - treated with digoxin; III - treated with digoxin and furosemide, and IV - control subjects. The patients with digoxin intoxication showed a lower platelet calcium content as compared to subjects of the other groups (p < 0.001), whereas the serum digoxin level was significantly higher than in the patients of groups II and III ( p < 0.001). Since the examination of the platelet calcium level is a relatively simple and rapid procedure, with reliable results, its use as a routine method in the determination of digoxin intoxication is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-13
Number of pages2
JournalBiomedicine Express
Volume31
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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