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I am actually considering giving a low dose of Toprol another try. I have mild asthma, but it's very well-controlled. I like the fact that the BB's are the first line choice for non-sustained v-tach (which was recently caught on a holter monitor). The whole conduction-disturbance thing with the CCB's is a little worrisome to me. I am going to call my Dr. and see what he thinks.

My ablation was for frequent,symptomatic pvc's (20,000+ per 24hrs.) and it worked. I have a few here and there, but I'm 99.9% better than I was. The high blood pressure and NSVT are new.

I had previously tried toprol for about 2 1/2 weeks but it was while I was still recovering from a really bad bout of pneumonia and I think my shortness of breath at that time was more from the illness I had.

I wonder if anyone on here has asthma and takes BB's?

Susan
[QUOTE=suki1724;3275062]I am actually considering giving a low dose of Toprol another try. I have mild asthma, but it's very well-controlled. I like the fact that the BB's are the first line choice for non-sustained v-tach (which was recently caught on a holter monitor). The whole conduction-disturbance thing with the CCB's is a little worrisome to me. I am going to call my Dr. and see what he thinks.

My ablation was for frequent,symptomatic pvc's (20,000+ per 24hrs.) and it worked. I have a few here and there, but I'm 99.9% better than I was. The high blood pressure and NSVT are new.

I had previously tried toprol for about 2 1/2 weeks but it was while I was still recovering from a really bad bout of pneumonia and I think my shortness of breath at that time was more from the illness I had.

I wonder if anyone on here has asthma and takes BB's?

Susan

Hi there,
I am sorry to piggy back off the original post, but I wanted to ask you about your ablation. I have developed PVC's that are in the 1000's every single day for the last 4 months. I have had all the stress tests, echocardiogram, nuclear stress Thalium test, complete blood work etc. My Cardiologist has tried three different medications with me - toporol, flecainide and isoptin, and still the PVC's are present. The problem is that now the situation is such that when I get it real bad I feel as if I am going to pass out, get very light headed etc, and then takes a few hours for me to recover with much fatigue. My Cardiologist has suggested that after one month on isoptin without no effect, she is considering a cardiac ablation. I just wanted to know how you dealt with the ablation, how you prepared yourself for it, and how long after the procedure for you to notice a difference in your well being. I have to be really honest, this is such an issue, and really hinders our quality of life, so I hope you might reply, and for that I am grateful and thank you very much.

Blessings,
vicjay :)