I have taken Toprol XL or some beta blocker since the 1980s. I was originally (at that time) diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse and sinus tachycardia. I recently wore a 14 day monitor and today my cardiologist said I have STV. I assume he can tell the difference between STV and sinus tachycardia but to me they feel the same.
I already take 50mg Toprol XL twice a day. He wants me to take a half pill extra when I take my regular pill. I really don't want to because a beta blocker wipes me totally out. I can barely get through the day. When I took my first beta blocker, I had to take a nap and have done so every day since then and, as I said, that was in the eighties.
If anyone has this and has any advice based on their own experience, I'd appreciate your feedback. I know there are other drug options and also a procedure. I'd like to avoid any of that if at all possible.