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Can panic and anxiety cause a low heart rate?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 56 years experience
Not likely: The usual response is fast heart rate.
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Dr. Cary Rose
Dr. Cary Rose commented
Specializes in Cardiology
Anxiety is one of the most common causes of a sustained fast heart rate.
Apr 1, 2014
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Behanswered
Neurology 11 years experience
Unlikely: It would likely cause an increase in heart rate.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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