A 19-year-old male asked:
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can having panic attacks everyday, which raise my heart rate cause me to have a weak heart? i'm 19 and fit

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Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: The same part of the nervous system involved in anxiety/panic attacks, just happens to increase your heart rate as well. This will not cause you to have a weak heart.
Answered on May 13, 2015
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