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PVCs

I am a 64 year old male and had open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve and had a pacemaker installed two years ago. I believe I've had mild PVCs since surgery but they never bothered me until about 6 months ago. I sometimes have them every beat and others every third beat. I began taking Zanax but it had the potential for increasing my Digoxin level. I am now on Ativan and it doesn't seem as effective in suppressing the PVCs. I was hospitalized two days ago overnight for severe irregular heart beat due to PVCs. The doctors decrease my dosage of Lopressor from 50mg twice daily to 25mg twice daily to allow the heart rate to come up to help alleviate problem. A stress EchoCardiagram indicates I have a strong heart and I walk 30 minutes every day with no problem. Does anyone else take Ativan for this and does it work well?

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