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A 26-year-old male asked:

Could panic attack/anxiety/stress alone cause a raise in blood pressure along with fast irregular heartbeat (between 100-130)? (it actually feel like normal fast heartbeats but with extra beat in between)had tests cleared already (echo, stress test, ekg,

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Panick Atacks: A Panic attack can be so severe that patients will swear that they are having a heart attack. Palpitations and chest pain are common. Then they have multiple results coming back normal. So yes it can definitely raise BP and Heart Rate

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