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Exercise is the Best Rx

Published: April 29, 2009

Dear Dr. Zipes: I have PVCs that are controlled by a beta blocker (Toprol ER). I see the electrophysiologist annually, work out to stay in shape, and seldom notice any problem. The doctor says to let him know if the PVCs become a big a problem. How do I evaluate when they are a big problem? I am 77, have no shortness of breath, and can do anything my old body will allow.

Dear Reader: I am sure your electrophysiologist knows what to do—or not do—about the PVCs. From your brief comments, it doesn’t sound like anything further should be done. Keep in shape. That’s probably the best thing you can do.

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