I have been having a lot of PVC's and tachycardia lately (mainly after eating) and it is stressing me out. My cardiologist prescribed a very small dose of Toprol XL for me to take daily, but I haven't started it yet, hoping they would subside and I wouldn't have to medicate every day. My episodes usually come and go over a few weeks at at time, but this time they are hanging around. My question is, does medication really help stop the PVC's? I know it will slow my heart rate, but I don't know about stopping the thuds and skips. Does anyone have opinions about Toprol XL? I was sure to get the name brand instead of generic, as I have read negative things about the generic. Thanks for your help! Lily
Are you sure you have PVC's?
Premature Ventricular Contractions are dangerous. PAC's are not.
Premature Atrial Contractions are in the small chambers on the top of the heart.
The ventricular s are the bottom "Vents" that pump out the blood to your body.
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