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This educational masterclass has been solely funded by a grant from BTG Pharmaceuticals (a SERB company). BTG were not involved in the development of the programme, content, selection of speakers or their arrangements. All content has been independently developed by OmniaMed Communications Ltd.

Masterclass: Digoxin, heart failure and the elderly

27 March 2024
Available for 1 CPD point(s)


Join Professor Chim Lang and Dr Su-Lee Xiao as they discuss the role that digoxin still has to play in heart failure management and what to look out for when treating high-risk patients.

Professor Chim Lang Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Pharmacologist, University of Dundee
Dr Su-Lee Xiao Geriatric Medicine Registrar, London

Learning objectives

  • When to use digoxin and why
  • Digoxin benefits and limitations
  • Identifying digoxin toxicity
  • How to address digoxin toxicity in your heart failure patients
  • How to monitor digoxin levels

Learning module instructions

This BJC TV Learning module has a recommended award of 1 CPD credit for completion (1 hour of learning). Completion requires a score of at least 75%. If less time is spent learning, then you should claim a reduced credit value. After you have successfully completed the test you will be able to download your certificate.

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