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- ↵*Address for reprints: Arthur Selzer, MD, Division of Cardiology, Pacific Medical Center, Post Office Box 7999, San Francisco, California 94120-7999.
Serum digoxin assay is a useful clinical tool in monitoring the administration of digoxin. Its value, however, is generally overrated; judicious use of it applies only to specific clinical problems. Its primary use involves assay values at the two ends of the scale: low ranges may help detect noncompliant patients or those with serious absorption difficulties. Higher ranges are helpful in the clinicalrecognition of digitalis toxicity.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation