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Why might epinephrine cause cardiac standstill in a patient on non-selective beta blockers?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Theory

If you assume epi is alpha-beta stimulator and nonselective beta blocker blocks both types of beta, then pure alpha stimulation without beta stimulation to support it could theoretically cause the heart to crash.
Not sure there is clinical evidence to support this however.

In brief: Theory

If you assume epi is alpha-beta stimulator and nonselective beta blocker blocks both types of beta, then pure alpha stimulation without beta stimulation to support it could theoretically cause the heart to crash.
Not sure there is clinical evidence to support this however.
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