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can pac, pvc and taccycardia be treated? i think being on ritalin (methylphenidate) for 20 yrs ruined my heart.

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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Well. : Ritalin (methylphenidate) is an upper an it can elevate BP cause tachycardia and premature contractions. However, before i were to blame Ritalin (methylphenidate) forur problems i would fist see a cardiologist to make sure nothing is wrong around the heart. Of course today there are different categories of drugs from beta-blockers to specific anti-arrhythmic drugs. The cardiologist and only the cardiologist will have answers for u.
Answered on Oct 1, 2014
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