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A 32-year-old male asked:

Woke up this morning heart racing 165-180 when paramedics arrived. they said svt but when i got to the er, tho doc released me with anxiety and high blood pressure. can any attacks send heart racing to 180? is it the new zoloft i'm taking?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Both severe tachycardia, up to 180 and SVT can be triggered by an anxiety attack but SVT may have symptoms resembling an anxiety attack though. With just monitor tracing severe tachycardia can be mistaken as SVT but a 12 lead EKG should help.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
DID you stop Zoloft all of sudden?
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