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Do you think metoprolol will be effective for my PVCs?

Hello, I have sarcoidosis which had been in remission for 3 years but just flared up. I have been diagnosed with PVCs [premature ventricular contractions] which started around the same time as I got sarcoidosis. I never had an abnormal EKG (except the pvcs) but yesterday I had one and it showed inverted p waves. I've also had 3 episodes where the PVC caused dizziness and I felt like I was going to faint. I have systemic sarcoidosis that was diagnosed by lung biopsy. The doc just put me back on prednisone 40mg daily and metoprolol tartrate 25mg once daily. Do you think that the 25mg dose will be effective?

submitted by Jennifer from Ithaca, New York on 1/4/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD    

George Younis, MDPVCs are very common and may not be related at all to sarcoidosis. 25mg is a good starting dose and is frequently effective at alleviating symptoms. Time will tell if it helps you..    

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