Top
20
Doctor insights on: Panic Disorder Or Heart Attack

Share
Dr. Creighton Wright
1,186 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is a panic attack anxiety dangerous?

Is a panic attack  anxiety dangerous?

Physically, no, even: though the symptoms can be frightening. Many people have only one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes. If yours recur & you worry about having another one, you may have Panic Disorder. Panic attacks also occur within the context of other psychiatric disorders. If yours recur & you do not seek treatment, you can develop specific phobis that cause harmful impact to your daily functioning. ...Read more

4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can kleptomania be related to anxiety or panic attack disorders?

Can kleptomania be related to anxiety or panic attack disorders?

Anxiety related: In my clinical experience, kleptomania seems to be loosely connected with obsessive compulsive disorder in that the individual feels a strong compulsion to acquire something and forcing themselves to not follow thru leads to discomfort and anxiousness. The ind also struggles with the obsessive thoughts. Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder. Not heard of ppl experimcing panic, but it is certainly poss. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

See 4 more doctor answers
7

7
Does adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

Does adjustment disorder include panic attacks?

Adjustment disorder: There is a type of adjustment disorder that includes with anxiety symptoms. You would need to be evaluated to determine if the panic symptoms are really anxiety or if there is an additional diagnosis of panic disorder. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
What distinguishes a panic attack from a heart attack?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can a panic attack or anxiety damage your brain?

Can a panic attack or anxiety damage your brain?

Anxiety: If you learn how to manage your anxiety you should not experience brain damage. Anxiety and stress does release stress hormones, if this is an excessive occurrence these hormones can kill neurons in the part of the brain that controls memory function. This is not likely however, so focus on learning how to manage anxiety. Consult a mental health professional for help in accomplishing this goal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
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

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
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

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Could panic attacks cause broken heart syndrome?

Could panic attacks cause broken heart syndrome?

I's not sure: What you mean by broken heart syndrome. It sounds like someone being upset about the end of a relationship. I doubt that it has anything to do with panic attacks. ...Read more

18

18
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

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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

See 1 more doctor answer

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
673 doctors shared insights

Panic Disorder (Definition)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts ...Read more