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Cardiologists prescribe anxiety medications

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Any physician can prescribe anxiety medications.
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: They can prescribe these medications however they may be reluctant to do so. It's very patient specific whether or not they are indicated.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Can't say: Some cardiologists may be willing to prescribe an anxiolytic medication. However, many would recommend assessment by a psychiatrist or pyschologist to... Read More
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Anxiety: Not likely- if the heart checks out ok, then he will refer back to your primary care physician for anxiety medications if needed.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not likely: The cardiologist will most likely rule out cardiac causes for your symptoms. If anxiety is determined to be involved in your symptoms, a trial of anti... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Assume: that cardiologist evaluated for cardiac issues. If anxiety is believed to contribute to or to cause your symptoms -then this sounds like an appropria... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 17 years experience
Ask them why?: Did they prescribe the medication because of symptoms you reported? Were they concerned that some of your symptoms were related to anxiety? No harm ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes and no: Yes, it's safe. No it won't help your anxiety. Good luck.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Clonazepam: A cardiologist is a fully licensed physician, also trained in internal medicine. There are multiple conditions for which this medication can be prescr... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 34 years experience
When docs differ: The situation you describe is common -- different specialists seem to be giving different advice. Make sure your doctors each know you're seeing the ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Not necessarily.: SVT is very common (it is the most common arrhythmia), & could have many different causes. If you didn't have an anxiety disorder before the diagn... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Labile blopressure : You have labile blood pressure. There is no particular cause, but some people are more sensitive to external stress, and their blood pressure will sho... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Anxiety: There isn't enough information here to evaluate any other possibility but you certainly sound anxious. Wait for the cardiologist and see what is said,... Read More
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