A 27-year-old male asked:
When i have panic attack my heartbeat is over 250, i am feel like i am losing my mind. my question is can panic attack cause cardiac arrest??
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Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Panic attacks: As a psychologist, I have seen hundreds of people with panic attacks who have no cardiac issues. Therefore, I would generally say that panic attacks do not cause cardiac arrest. However, if someone has an undiagnosed underlying heart problem panic attacks could be harmful. I would suggest speaking to your internist and have a complete cardiac workup.
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