Practolol in Hyperthyroid Cardiac Failure

  • S. Epstein
  • B Pimstone


Practolol (Eraldint), a recently developed beta-adrenergic blocking agent, has been found useful in conjunction with digitalis and diuretics in 6 patients with thyrocardiac disease who had been refractory to therapy. In all cases cardiac failure improved dramatically, suggesting better myocardial efficiency and a return of digitalis responsiveness after practolol. This drug might be a useful therapeutic adjunct in thyrocardiac disease.


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