Search our website Find job opportunies at THI and St. Luke's Find a doctor location and contact information
Heart Information Center
Ask a Heart Doctor
  Back to previous page


Help us improve this service.

Your feedback will help guide us in developing this site.

Ask a Texas Heart Institute Doctor 
Informed patients make better patients.


Should we increase my father's metoprolol? 

My father, 88 yr old, on hemodialysis had new onset of AFib. Started metoprolol ER 25 mg at night. For a week. He developed lots of PVCS. He is in sinus 68 currently. Should we go up metoprolol to 50 mg ER one a day? Thanks. 

submitted by Leewen from California on 10/25/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Roberto Lufschanowski, MD  

Roberto Lufschanowski, MDDear Leween,  In a complicated case like your father's, only the attending M.D. can regulate the medications. Good luck.  

See also on this site:  

Has your question or a similar one already been answered?
Search all the Heart Doctor questions and answers.

To search for a doctor or access St. Luke's physician referral service, use the "Find a Doctor" link at the top of this page.

Updated November 2013
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to us on YouTube Find Us on Flicikr Follow Us on Pinterest Add us on Google+ Find us on LinkedIn 

Please contact our Webmaster with questions or comments.
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© Copyright Texas Heart Institute
All rights reserved.