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Doctor insights on: Panic Attack Vs Heart Problems

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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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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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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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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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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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Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Tell me heart attack risk factors and coronary heart disease symptoms?

Google it: Rf: smoking, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history etc. Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations etc. You really will get much more on the internet than i can give you in this box, this is a huge topic! ...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 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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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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Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage. If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage". Heart failure may follow. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) cause heart problems or a heart attack?

Can klonopin (clonazepam) cause heart problems or a heart attack?

It's not an attack: A fairly rare, but reported side effect can be fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse and you need to tell your Dr ASAP and find alternative ways to deal w/ your anxiety. But it is NOT a heart attack. Take it seriously, but it will not be fatal. Please consider a really good CBT therapist you can work w/ and trust to learn how to manage anxiety - even if you find another pill. ...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 distinguishes a heart attack from heart failure?

What distinguishes a heart attack from heart failure?

Different conditions: A heart attack is an occlusion of a coronary artery that leads to no blood supply to part of the heart muscle which can lead to permanent heart damage. This can lead to heart failure which is a drop in the pumping action of the heart leading to shortness of breath, leg swelling , fatigue. This can also be caused by valvular heart disease. ...Read more

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Panic attack vs anxiety attack symptoms, how do they differ?

Panic attack vs anxiety attack symptoms, how do they differ?

Essentially the same: Panic attack ; anxiety attack: basically the same. Feeling of impending doom; intense fear that often coincides with so-called physiological changes; by definition lasts at least 10 min ; at least 4 of these: shallow, fast breathing; rapid heart-rate/palpitations; chest tightness, nausea/vomiting in some cases;feeling cold ; clammy or lightheaded; trembling/shaking; feeling of dying/losing control. ...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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Do panic attacks cause pulmonary hypertension? Or could pulmonary hypertension cause panic attacks?

Do panic attacks cause pulmonary hypertension? Or could pulmonary hypertension cause panic attacks?

No and yes: Panic attacks, while frightening cannot cause any disease themselves. Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic heart/lung disease which develops over years. Any disease process which causes shortness of breath can trigger panic attacks in people who are prone. Panic attacks are an inappropriate triggering of the system which helps us recognize when we are in danger, so shortness of breath can trip it. ...Read more

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How are an anxiety attack and a panic attack different?

How are an anxiety attack and a panic attack different?

Basically the same: The dsm (manuel used to diagnose psychiatric illnesses) uses the word panic attack to describe the acute (sudden) onset of extreme anxiety 'out of the blue'. It is part of the diagnosis of panic disorder. Anxiety attack would be a more general word used in conversation. Of note there is also a diagnosis called "generalized anxiety disorder" which describes low grade, daily worry and anxiety. ...Read more

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Anxiety stress depression can couse heart attack ?

Anxiety stress depression can couse heart attack ?

No although they : can be contributing factors. When people R depressed they exercise less, gain weight, may develop high blood pressure which can lead 2added stress on the heart. Anxiety and stress over time also impact on heart health and general health and well being. Physical and mental health interact with 1another, but it is over simplistic 2blame a heart attack on depression, anxiety or stress. TakeCareOfBoth ...Read more

Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

A type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will ...Read more