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A 24-year-old female asked:

My question is if panic attacks don't kill does that mean if my heart beats too fast about 160 170 during a panic attack that won't kill me? it usually lasts for 2 to 5 min untill it calm down and i take propranolol at that time (my heart is healthy?

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Dr. Mark Owolabi
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Panic attacks are very uncomfortable but they do not kill. A rapid (regular) heart beat experienced during a panic attack is not dangerous. If this were the case, people would be dying en masse in aerobics classes.
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