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A 52-year-old female asked:

Will diltiazem hcl 120 mg help pvc's and arrythmias if beta blockers don't?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Unsure: Beta blockers are usually the drug of choice in this situation. However, some venticular arrythmias doe respond to calcium blockers like verapamil. See a cardiologist for further evaluation.
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
Sometimes: These are two totally different classes of drugs and depending on the mechanism by which your pvcs arise, a calcium channel blocker may indeed be more effective. If drugs fail you, an expert center and electrophysiologist may be able to perform a PVC ablation to eliminate the beats from within the heart, but such procedures require a skilled electrophysiologist for the best chance at good results.

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