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I have an extra heartbeat. How do you deal with this ?

I cannot remember the medical term for this, but it is not PVC. It is an actual extra heartbeat. I have been on two different medications- Metroprolol and Atenolol. Both of these medications are causing sever anxiety- leading to panic attacks. Is there any other medication i could take that does not cause anxiety!!! Does anyone else have an extra heartbeat ? How do you deal with this ? This extra heartbeat is always present!
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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Your going to have to give this extra heart beat a name before anyone can help you with an answer to your question. I've worked in cardiology for 25 years and I have never heard of "extra beats". The only thing I can think of are "echo beats". Why does the Dr feel it is necessary to suppress them with beta blockers.? What is your heart rate during the day? Are you hypertensive? Your question is not very clear. Please give us more information
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