Cardiac glycosides decrease heart rate by limiting the intracardiac conduction. They also promote chemical transformations that strengthen the heartbeat, resulting in increased blood flow to the kidney to reduce swelling in people with heart failure. Digitalis is also used to decrease the frequency in some cases ventricular arrhythmia.
Examples of cardiac glycosides: digoxin, digitoxin.
Cardiovascular drug groups:
Diuretics | Beta Blockers | Calcium Channel Blockers | ACE Inhibitors | Centrally Acting Adrenergic Drugs | Peripherally Acting Adrenergic Drugs | Nitrates | Hypolipidemic Agents | Cardiac Glycosides | Antithrombotics