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Can a fast heart rate during a panic attack damage your heart? Sometimes mine can get up to 150 or even close to 160.

At your age, Heart damage during a panic attack is not likely even if it feels like Hell. However, years of unresolved stress, anxiety and panic attacks will absolutely do damage to several organs including your cardiovascular system. The stress hormone excess creates extra white blood cells and they can clog arteries or form clots (new research). So... Consider adding CBT therapy for skills to manage anxiety. Read more...

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...

I was sleeping and then woke up suddenly with a very fast heart rate. It was back to normal within 3-5 minutes. Was this heart related or panic attack?

Tachycardia. Brief episode of heart racing can come on with activation of your flight or freight mechanism ( sympathetic nervous system) it's ok to have this racing of ur heart provided is sporadic and back to normal when situation improves . Panic attacks can accompany heart racing too. If having difficulties during the day especially headaches and somnolence may want to check for sleep apnea. Good luck. Read more...

Heart rate of 180 has been recorded on EKG, twice now. Thought SVT but not, P waves are present. Calling it ST/ panic attacks. I'm not buying it!! ?

P waves and SVT. P waves can be present with an SVT that isn't sinus tach but if you have an ECG that shows sinus tach then.. Well you've kinda got your diagnosis. It is unusual though and while I don't usually suggest something like this it would be worthwhile to have a cardiologist take a closer look (assuming that hasn't happened already). . Read more...
SVT. A rate of 180 with p waves preceding the QRS in a 1:1 fashion would be either SVT or Sinus tach depending on the situation. If during exercise or physiologic stress then likely ST, if at rest and not part of a panic attack, then SVT more likely. You don't have to buy the diagnoses but they are basically as I outlined. There are esoteric exceptions but not for this space. Read more...

Can a doctor tell the difference between svt and sinus tachycardia on loop monitor? Heart rate gets up to 180bpm laying in bed

Yes. The way sinus tachycardia looks on an ECG printout or monitor looks much different than SVT and that's how we even distinguish between the two. Have you actually had a discussion with the ordering physician regarding your results or a discussion with a cardiologist so that your questions can be answered in a more comprehensive way? Read more...