Chapter 18: Cardiotonics and Miscellaneous Inotropic DrugsAnswers to Case Study and Review QuestionsCase Study1.d2.b3.Digoxin immune fab4.Digoxin therapy is usually begun using a process called digitalization. The digitalizing, orloading, dose is administered in several doses, with approximately half the total digitalization dose administered in the first dose. Once a full therapeutic effect is achieved, a patient is usually prescribed a maintenance oral dose schedule.Review Questions1.b2.c3.d4.c5.c6.a7.d8.b9.False. Any condition that impairs the ventricle’s ability to pump blood can lead to heart failure.
10. False. Left ventricular dysfunction is the most common form of heart failure.11. True12. False. Inamrinone and milrinone only control the signs and symptoms of heart failure.