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Treating RVOT-VT with calcium channel blockers
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Treating RVOT-VT with calcium channel blockers

I am a 54 years old female, diagnosed with RVOT-VT about 2 years ago. I took a beta-blocker at first, which was very effective but made me feel tired and sluggish all the time. Now I am on a calcium channel blocker. I feel better but do have very brief spells of heart racing and feeling like I might pass out (head buzzing and darkening vision). They only last for a split second or so but I have to stop what I am doing for them to pass. They usually occur after activity or after a hot shower, and can happen several times a day, or not at all for weeks at a time. My cardiologist seems to feel they are nothing to worry about if they are only sporadic. Is it normal to still have these while on calcium channel blockers?
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Without having full access to your medical record it is difficult to give advice in this setting.  With the symptoms you are describing your doctor might want to obtain an ECG monitor that you could wear and try to find out what exactly is happening with your heart rhythm when you have these spells.  

If the spells are related to VT then your doctor could consider changing medications.  Without knowing exactly what the rhythm is when you have these episodes I cannot comment on how normal it is with a calcium channel blocker.
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