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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Premature Ventricular Contractions
Answer: Premature ventricular contractions are not usually treated unless they are symptomatic. Then beta blockers are usually the first drug tried. However, if your pulse slows, you will develop escape beats which feel PVCs but are not. So, establish this first. A lot of patients feel worse on the medications than they do with the extra beats. Extra sleep, no caffeine-chocolate-alcohol, often works. Calcium channel blockers like verapamil would usually be the next option. Prozac is not usually implicated in the cardiac problems you are having, I wouldn't switch this just right now.
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