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A 39-year-old male asked:

anxiety or stress can cause shortness of breath, dizziness or fatigue, sensation of failure of heart beats, or heart accelerated?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Anxiety and panic attacks can cause all of these symptoms. However, it's still important to get an overall health evaluation from your physician to make sure all is well. The symptoms are not imaginary, but would not usually be accompanied by ekg abnormality besides tachycardia. Though it can feel like heart attack, anxiety would not produce lab evidence of heart damage (as heart attack does).
Dr. Jason Berman
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Yes: Often in the form of panic attacks.

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