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Troponin test as well as EKG & chest X-ray were normal. Had tachycardia due to panic attack yesterday. However, still feel rapid hb tingling shoulder?

Troponin test as well as EKG & chest X-ray were normal. Had tachycardia due to panic attack yesterday. However, still feel rapid hb tingling shoulder?

See below: The normal troponin and EKG ruled out heart damage but didn't fix your panic issues which is, I infer from your note, the root cause of your rapid heart rate. So the underlying problem still needs to be addressed, right? ...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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How dangerous exactly is it for someone with tachycardia and easily onset severe panic attacks?

How dangerous exactly is it for someone with tachycardia and easily onset severe panic attacks?

Panic attacks: Don't kill people. However, if you haven't had medical causes for symptoms ruled out - that would be prudent. ...Read more

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Assuming a person had a single event of prolonged tachycardia (HR 120-160 for <10 hours) due to herbal stimulants/panic attacks but years later had a clean echo, is it safe to say no damage was done?

Assuming a person had a single event of prolonged tachycardia (HR 120-160 for <10 hours) due to herbal stimulants/panic attacks but years later had a clean echo, is it safe to say no damage was done?

Pretty safe to say,: It's pretty safe to say that yes. But there are no absolutes, of course, except "death and taxes." An echo is a good test of cardiac function but does not rule out all heart problems. However, young people (and often older ones) can tolerate tachycardia for some time without long term damage. ...Read more

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Can arrhythmia or tachycardia caused by a panic/anxiety attack lead to cardiac arrest or cardiac event if so what age gender and race is more at risk?

Can arrhythmia or tachycardia caused by a panic/anxiety attack lead to cardiac arrest or cardiac event if so what age gender and race is more at risk?

Not usually. : Typically stress/anxiety causes the heart to race by activating the "adrenaline" part of the nervous system. Only in rare conditions like long qt syndrome does this cause serious arrhythmias. Since you smoke your risk of heart artery blockage is greater than that for a non-smoker. ...Read more

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My ecg showed i had sinus tachycardia and a mild right blance blockage but i suffer with panic attacks doctor said dont worry about.it but i am?

Panic attacks: even though doctor said you are healthy. Please continue to follow up w/your doc as he/she suggests. Also, please see a mental health professional to learn how to manage your panic attacks. They are very treatable. A clinical psychologist often works w/them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had EKG during panic attack- "tachycardia V rate over 99- consider anterior infarct, diminished r<0.15mV V3" cardio says im ok- was this heart attack?

Had EKG during panic attack- "tachycardia V rate over 99- consider anterior infarct, diminished r<0.15mV V3" cardio says im ok- was this heart attack?

No: If it was a cardiac event, they'd certainly have identified it. You need to trust your Dr. If you don't, work toward it. It will be a big help to both of you. ...Read more

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Can a panic attack cause dizziness, numb all over, heaviness in chest, shivering, taccycardia, and respiration of 40?

Yes, but...: Panic attacks are usually a diagnosis of exclusion meaning that your physical symptoms need to be investigated systematically and carefully for an objective condition, only when it is certain there is no other reason for those does one entertain the diagnosis of panic attacks. Have your doctor take a good look at you soon. ...Read more

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I have just been discharged from hospital with a chest infection and now I think I'm suffering from panic attacks in hospital I was tachycardic?

I have just been discharged from hospital with a chest infection and now I think I'm suffering from panic attacks in hospital I was tachycardic?

To be expected.: When you suffer from infection, it is not unusual to have tachycardia especially if you have a fever. Do not mistake this for a panic attack which is more dramatic in that you feel like you're having a heart attack, with profuse sweating,dizziness, tachycardia,and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more