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Can Anxiety Cause A Heart Attack
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
If U R having: High BP or fear u r having a heart attack, u should seek medical attention. Whether or not anxiety is impacting on your BP or not, u may need medication 2 lower the bp. I do not believe that anxiety can cause a heart attack, but until u have been checked out u will not know if u r having panic attack symptoms or a heart attack. Once medical has been ruled out, psychotherapy ; hypnosis can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not by itself: Stress does contribute to heart attacks, but does not directly cause them. Family history, diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and smoking are the known risk factors. Occasionally, even people without CAD will feel tightness in their chest when anxious, hyperventilating, or tightening their musculature. Of course, if their is any question, one should seek care by their pcp or er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress/anxiety cause heart attack-like symptoms? Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest x-Ray. 21, active. Having chest cramping/aching and arm pain.
Can anxiety induced palpitations cause a fatal heart attack? 26 years old. No known heart issues. I am an on/off smoker though and slightly overweight
Might it be possible that a a lot of anxiety and stress cause a heart attack in a person with a healthy heart?
Not directly: Anxiety and stress can cause arrhythmias, including serious ones that may be life threatening, but those are not technically a heart attack. Psychosocial stresses often are associated with poor lifestyle habits (diet, weight, lack of exercise, cigarette use) that may contribute to heart attack risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?
No: Stress and anxiety do not typically raise troponin levels. Medical conditions such as severe high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, renal failure are associated with elevated levels of troponin. Elevated troponin is not the cause of heart attack, but can result from one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In a healthy heart can strong emotions such as fear, anger, anxiety and a rxn to a natural disaster cause a heart attack or cardiac arrest? :(
Yes: There is a condition caused "broken heart syndrome, " where someone can get cardiac arrest from severe stress or emotions. It is quite rare, but it can happen. It is caused by the surge of stress hormones, like adrenaline, that can be released from severe stress. I must stress - no pun intended - that it is rare, but it can happen, and I have seen it happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress w/o any other health issues, cause you to have a heart attack? I suffer from anxiety but otherwise have a clean bill of health.
No: In order to have a heart attack you need to have some underlying issues that affect your heart, such as cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Anxiety can make you feel like you are having a heart attack but shouldn't cause one if you are otherwise cardio-vascularly healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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