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A 28-year-old male asked:

Is it possible for panic attack and anxiety to cause transient ischemic attack or stroke?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
If: Risk factors exist for Stroke or CAD, the sympathetic response to anxiety and panic could lead to Stroke or TIA
Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 34 years experience
No: While symptoms during a panic attack or episode of anxiety may mimic a transient ischemic attack(TIA) or stroke, panic attack and anxiety do not cause a stroke or TIA.

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