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A 39-year-old female asked:

can panic attack cause heart rate in the 180's?

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Dr. Manjeet Singh
Cardiac Electrophysiology 10 years experience
See below: Panic attacks can cause your heart rate to go up. HR=180s is really high and other causes of this elevated HR need to be ruled out. You should see your PCP and/or a cardiologist for further workup.

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