A 55-year-old female asked:
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would a prescribed dose of a beta blocker ever cause a person's heart to stop?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If pts heart rate is already low , or if a pt is on other meds that can slow the heart, perscription beta blockers can cause high grade block and rarely asystole.
Answered on Sep 10, 2013
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