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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have anxiety/panic attacks and get a lot of physiological symptom(fast heart,throat tightness,chest pain)recently i have a sinking feel in heart....

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Dr. Douglas Westveer
Cardiology 46 years experience
Testing is needed: obtain an ambulatory 24 hour EKG monitor and be sure your symptoms are not due to a cardiac arrhythmia or inappropriate sinus tachycardia, most of which are treatable. Obtain a thyroid test as well. If your symptoms are due to anxiety, listen to them and use biofeedback to begin to control your heart rate and contraction force.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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