Volume 23, Issue 2 (April 1978)
Correlation of Antemortem and Postmortem Digoxin Levels
The dynamics of digoxin metabolism have been well studied since the introduction of sensitive radioimmunoassay procedures capable of detecting low biologic levels of this compound . The value of monitoring digoxin therapy through serum levels has been widely accepted, and toxic effects are frequently observed when the serum level of adult individuals exceeds 2 ng/ml [2,3]. Beller et al  reported a twofold increase in mortality among hospitalized patients having digitalis toxicity.