Date Published

February 11, 2020

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS 5.2


Certain classes of medications (i.e. beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, etc) often blunt the normal physiologic response to stressors such as sepsis, hypovolemia and hemorrhage. As a result, the heart rate may not be appropriately elevated or in keeping with the severity of the disease process in patients who are taking these medications.


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