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Can a panic attack cause a fast heart rate?

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Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Panic attack

Panic attacks classically cause rapid heart rate.

In brief: Panic attack

Panic attacks classically cause rapid heart rate.
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