A member asked:

I have panic dis/sometimes when im sitting i get sinking feeling in chest like my heart stopped. have had ekg and is normal..is this anxiety related?

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Dr. Harinder Gill answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Though panic disorder can cause chest symptoms any new occurrences should be evaluated,an extended ECG monitor such as 24-48 hr Holter ECG or a 30 day event monitoring device should help clarify matters.If not recently performed a few basic lab values should be checked.Anxiety as a cause is a diagnosis of exclusion so see a physician

Answered Oct 10, 2014

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