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Panic attack causing borderline high pulse rate?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Probably Not

When you are in the middle of a panic attack, there is usually an increase in heart rate.
However, this increase does not usually continue after the panic attack ends. If you havfe a consistently high, or even "borderline high" heart rate, it is probably due to something else. One possibility would be a persistent presence of stress and anxiety in addition to specific episodes of panic.

In brief: Probably Not

When you are in the middle of a panic attack, there is usually an increase in heart rate.
However, this increase does not usually continue after the panic attack ends. If you havfe a consistently high, or even "borderline high" heart rate, it is probably due to something else. One possibility would be a persistent presence of stress and anxiety in addition to specific episodes of panic.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but so what

One of the symptoms of panic is increased heart rate.
Get good treatment for the panic disorder and the heart rate issue would not be a problem.

In brief: Yes but so what

One of the symptoms of panic is increased heart rate.
Get good treatment for the panic disorder and the heart rate issue would not be a problem.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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1 comment
Dr. Glen Elliott
Elevated heart rate, per se, is not a problem. One strives for that very thing with vigorous exercise. The heart can take it.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Panic & Pulse rate

Temporarily, yes.
This follows rapid heart rate during the attack.

In brief: Panic & Pulse rate

Temporarily, yes.
This follows rapid heart rate during the attack.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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