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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure ?

Unlikely: Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves. They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques ...Read more

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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack or angina?

Can anxiety cause a silent heart attack or angina?

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 more

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Heart attack or anxiety attack, what's the difference?

Heart attack or anxiety attack, what's the difference?

Difference....: In a heart attack, there is no blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle and damage to the heart can occur. Symptoms include chest pain that can go to the left arm or jaw, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. In an anxiety attack, there is normal blood flow to the heart and the person feels anxious and may have similar symptoms of a heart attack. An ekg is sometimes needed to tell the difference. ...Read more

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How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

It does not : Panic attacks do not cause heart attacks. According to the nimh, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to medication or cognitive psychotherapy. People often ask if panic attacks cause death. No, they do not. ...Read more

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Heart attack vs. Indigestion?

Heart attack vs. Indigestion?

Sometimes: Difficult to tell. In olden days, people frequently died of indigestion that was really a heart attack. See ur md to begin ur evakuation. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a panic attack from a heart attack?

You can not: Chest pain from a heart attack lasts longer than 20min, so can panic attack.If so a patient should call 911. ...Read more

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Heart attack sysmtoms?

Heart attack sysmtoms?

You can have a: Heart attack without a symptom especially with diabetes, but typically chest and/or left arm pain, sweating, weakness, fainting. ...Read more

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Can you suffer a heart attack from a panic attack?

Can you suffer a heart attack from a panic attack?

Panic attacks: No usually not, though it can feel similar sometimes with chest pressure, sweating, palpitations etc. ...Read more

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Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

May be hard to tell: If the chest pain is caused by swallowing, especially something very hot or very cold, then most likely esophageal spasm. If the chest pain is caused by exertion, then most likely angina or heart attack. ...Read more

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Can panic attack cause cardiac arrest?

Can panic attack cause cardiac arrest?

NOT REALLY: No but has it has been described by many of my patients it may feel like to some at some times when they feel heart pacing, chest pain and difficulty to breathe but it does not cause cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Frought with danger: Acute use of ecstasy can lead to anxiety, paranoia, irritabilty. Too much ecstasy can cause heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris & destruction of blood vessels just to mention a few things. Use of ectasy is frought with danger and can lead to death. ...Read more

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Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

Symptom of stroke or heart attack?

what's the question?: Apologies, but what exactly are you asking? If you are concerned about either and feel that you have symptoms, you need to go to the emergency room or see your pcp to be examined. ...Read more

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Does or can anxiety mimic heart proplems like angina or heart attack?

Does or can anxiety mimic heart proplems like angina or heart attack?

Actually, yes: It's amazing what anxiety can do! Have medical tests and if results are negative for lung problems or heart issues - it leaves anxiety as a prime suspect. The good news will be that 1. you now know'll you are healthy in important ways and 2. CBT therapy works well for learning anxiety mgmt skills. It's a good thing! ...Read more

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What's the difference between heart attack and anxiety panic attack symptoms?

What's the difference between heart attack and anxiety panic attack symptoms?

Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. ...Read more

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Panic attack how to control a panic attack k?

Panic Attacks: Relax: If you are experiencing a panic attack, sit down in a safe place and focus on deep breathing slowly and regularly. Try just that for a few minutes. Consider a combination of treatments if you experience them often: medications such as ssris (avoid benzodiazepines except for emergency situations), learn relaxation techniques, ejercise daily, sleep well and avoid alcohol and caffeine. ...Read more

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Can you get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Can you get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Side effects: No, you cannot get coronary disease from ecstasy. However, you can have side effects from the impurities in the drug. You never can tell for sure what you are ingesting from a street drug. You can have an arrthymia from too high of a heart rate but not coronary disease. ...Read more

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Heart attacks: can coughing save life during a heart attack?

Heart attacks: can coughing save life during a heart attack?

No.: Coughing would decrease the risk of having a heart attack or lessening the consequences of a heart attack. Please don't count it as a remedy! ...Read more

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Suffer anxiety (panic attacks), could a fast heart beat lead to sudden death?

Suffer anxiety (panic attacks), could a fast heart beat lead to sudden death?

Not usually: Folks suffering from panic attacks may often think that they are having a heart attack and call 911 and go to the emergency department where they are told their heart is fine. There are good treatments available for panic disorder. In my practice, i try and control a patient's panic/anxiety symptoms without the use of benzodiazapines like xanax, (alprazolam) as they can be habit forming. ...Read more

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Can a panic attack cause a fast heart rate?

Can a panic attack cause a fast heart rate?

Yes: Panic attacks cause increased heart rate, shortness of breath, excitement, a sense of fear and panic. They are usually eliminated by SSRIs, and the symptoms can be reduced by using beta blockers. You want to rule out cardiac arrhythmia as a cause of the rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Panic attacks half the day, work 12hr, little sleep. Can this cause heart attack young female. Been going on long time. Numb body & aching for weeks.

Panic attacks half the day, work 12hr, little sleep. Can this cause heart attack young female. Been going on long time. Numb body & aching for weeks.

Heart attack=no: You can obviously get worked up to the point of exhaustion & feel like there is no way to stop it. You have also realized you need help which is the first step toward recovery. See your doc for an initial evaluation ( some health issues can aggravate this) and then s/he can refer you to the local source you need for treatment. You can get this under control with work. ...Read more

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Suffer from panic attacks think i'm having heart attack doctor says EKG and blood work were fine could i still have one? 28yr old female

Suffer from panic attacks think i'm having heart attack doctor says EKG and blood work were fine could i still have one? 28yr old female

Quieting What-Ifs: Many young kids are afraid of monsters. We know it's pointless to try to convince them that monsters exist only in their imaginations. In ur case, it's like u've got a child next to u living in fear of u having a heart attack. A psychologist specializing in treatment of anxiety &panic can teach u how 2quiet this child, so to speak. Educate urself about anxiety & panic. See http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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Lately when i try to go to sleep i feel like my heart is going to stop or im gonna stop breathing, like im having a heartattack is it a heart attack, or panic attack ? I have had them before just sitting around the house but never when im going to sleep

Lately when i try to go to sleep i feel like my heart is going to stop or im gonna stop breathing, like im having a heartattack is it a heart attack, or panic attack ? I have had them before just sitting around the house but never when im going to sleep

You : You may be experiencing panic attacks. Panic attacks usually last ten minutes or less. Some possible symptoms which might make you think you are having a panic attack include: chest pain or chest tightness; a pounding or rapid heartbeat, rapid or difficult breathing, nausea, sweating or numbness / tingling in your lips or fingers/ toes. People often believe that they are having a heart attack during an episode of panic. Other symptoms can include feeling very afraid and / or anxious; trembling, feeling really hot or cold or feeling dizzy or faint. If a person wakes up in the middle of the night gasping for air then they might be experiencing sleep apnea. I can not diagnose you. You should see your doctor for a full medical evaluation, to ensure that these symptoms are not due to a medical condition. If you do in fact have panic attacks, there are medications which can be prescribed to help and you can also see a psychologist to learn ways to control or prevent these symptoms that do not require medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it a panic attack or heart attack I’m scared ?

Is it a panic attack or heart attack I’m scared ?

Panic attack vs MI: Anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; they usually peak w/i 10 mins. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension >. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a panic attack from a heart attack?

You can not: Chest pain from a heart attack lasts longer than 20min, so can panic attack.If so a patient should call 911. ...Read more

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How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

It does not : Panic attacks do not cause heart attacks. According to the nimh, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to medication or cognitive psychotherapy. People often ask if panic attacks cause death. No, they do not. ...Read more

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Can you suffer a heart attack from a panic attack?

Panic attacks: No usually not, though it can feel similar sometimes with chest pressure, sweating, palpitations etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack?

What is the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack?

Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is panic attack similar to a heart attack?

Hoping you can tell me, is panic attack similar to a heart attack?

No: The symptoms can sometimes be similar, but a panic attack is an anxiety disorder while a heart attack is due to injury of the heart muscle from compromised blood flow to the heart muscle due to blockage in a coronary artery. ...Read more

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Panic attacks with the exact same symptoms of a heart attack, help?

Panic attacks with the exact same symptoms of a heart attack, help?

Get help: You did not provide enough information, do you have a diagnosis of panic attacks? If you are having persistent chest pain you should call 911 or have someone take you to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What would a heart attack feel like in comparison with a panic attack?

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What would a heart attack feel like in comparison with a panic attack?

Can feel same...: unfortunately. Both can have chest pain, feeling short of breath, heart racing, scared, sweaty. You should get checked out in emergency room first. They can tell you if you are having heart attack. Since you are 24, likely it is panic attack, but please get checked out first. If you know it is a panic attack, then you can get treatment for that. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish a panic attack from an overdose or heart attack?

How can you distinguish a panic attack from an overdose or heart attack?

Go to the ER: If the person has never previously been diagnosed with panic attacks or panic disorder, some type of evaluation is needed to rule out potentially life threatening causes such as overdose or heart attack. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a heart attack abd panic attack?

How can you tell the difference between a heart attack abd panic attack?

Sometimes very hard: A panic attack looks a lot like a heart attack...They are quite difficult to tell apart. Thus, if you have symptoms of a heart attack, even if it ends up being a panic attack, you should not hesitate seeing a doctor or calling 911. Heart attack symptoms can be chest pain, trouble breathing, dizziness. These can be the exact same symptoms of a panic attack. ...Read more

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How do you recognize panic attack from a heart attack when it's happening to someone?

How do you recognize panic attack from a heart attack when it's happening to someone?

Doc Recognize: Panic attack vs Heart attack is something doctors deal with a lot. For a patient I would say that you should not make that difference. If you having chest pain or shortness of breath GO TO THE ER. Let us determine if you are having a panic attack or a heart attack. We are trained to tell the difference between the two, by asking questions, doing a physical, running EKG's, test etc. ...Read more

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And, how many people who have an actual panic attack and subsequently have a heart attack die?

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And, how many people who have an actual panic attack and subsequently have a heart attack die?

Panic & heart attack: Not common, nocause & effect, unless cardiovascular status is already compromised & effect of medications add to that. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

Panic attacks: See your dr, get an ekg and workup as he recommends. Panic attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion, that is when all other causes have been investigated. ...Read more

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Really cannot differentiate if it is a heart attack or a panic attack. How to tell the difference?

Really cannot differentiate if it is a heart attack or a panic attack. How to tell the difference?

Tests: Ekg and blood samples are needed. Most homes don't have this capability so you'll probably need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a heart attack and think it was your first panic attack instead? Is there ways of telling after the fact?

Is it possible to have a heart attack and think it was your first panic attack instead? Is there ways of telling after the fact?

Absolutely! EKG may: show evidence of heart muscle damage, most likely during, much less so later. Most heart muscle damage is not visible by EKG. Why? Small, endocardial muscle (inner wall)=most susceptible, overlying muscle voltage masks absence of voltage from previously healthy muscle, some muscle heals & scar tissue shrinks. The most sensitive late sign on EKG is elongation of the QRS duration. Healthy <<80 msec. ...Read more

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I was cleared of a heart attack two months ago. It was just a panic attack. I’m still worrying that in two months that my heart has changed.

I was cleared of a heart attack two months ago. It was just a panic attack. I’m still worrying that in two months that my heart has changed.

Some basics: When you go in for issues that mimic a heart attack, they draw blood & do other tests (EKG,etc.) . One of he things we have that eliminates the issue of heart attack or heart damage are chemicals we find in those blood tests when heart tissue is injured. No markers=no damage. You say you were cleared. This is part of the reason. Your perspective has changed but not your heart. Follow up with doc. ...Read more

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Panic attacks that present with the exact symptoms of a heart attack, so how am I to know each time if I'm not actually having a heart attack?

Panic attacks that present with the exact symptoms of a heart attack, so how am I to know each time if I'm not actually having a heart attack?

Panic symptoms like: Heart attacks. (shortness of breath, heart palpitations, sweating, etc) with normal ecg. Learn2relax your breathing. Practice when u r not having a panic attack so that when it occurs u will B prepared2use the relaxed breathing2calm yourself. At the same time remind yourself, it will pass, UR not having a heart attack or other physical problem. Psychologist can teach u relaxation techniques. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more