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Is metoprolol or diltiazem better for my PVCs?

I have had serious Afib in 2011 and was hospitalized 4 times for that. Recently I started having PVC's and spent 24 hours in the hospital for tests. My medicines previous to the PVC's were Diovan and metoprolol. Since that the doctor changed to losartan and diltiazem. I am having trouble taking those meds and blood pressure does not seem to be controlled, but I have had no further PVC's. Without seeing my medical history, would you recommend the best for PVC's to be the metoprolol or diltiazem?

submitted by Nancy from Charlotte, North Carolina on 4/7/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Roberto Lufschanowski, MD  

Roberto Lufschanowski, MDDear Nancy: Both are good medications. Like any other drug, the dose can be adjusted in order to control the blood pressure. You need to discuss these issues with your cardiologist.  

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Updated April 2013
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