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A 56-year-old female asked:

I woke up with my heart rate at 162 bpm and i was perspiring a lot was it a panic attack?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe, but...: There are several possibilities. One is a cardiac arrhythmia. If you have chest pain, nausea and / or shortness of breath, or if the rapid beat persists, please go to the hospital emergency department. Your symptoms warrant further evaluation
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A 39-year-old female asked:

Can panic attack cause heart rate in the 180's?

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Dr. Manjeet Singh
Cardiac Electrophysiology 12 years experience
See below: Panic attacks can cause your heart rate to go up. HR=180s is really high and other causes of this elevated HR need to be ruled out. You should see your PCP and/or a cardiologist for further workup.
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