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!
Yep it can. 100% Yes. I can tell you from my experience in the hospital, Anxiety attacks can look and be as painful as a true heart attack. Proper management is needed that include behavioral changes, lifestyle and medications Cheers C.

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What the difference between my anxiety symptoms and angina? The left side of my body goes numb after eating. I've been examined in the ER and the doctors said I have no signs of heart attack, stroke, or cancer. I didn't notice I was depressed. Could I be

When it happens. Angina means heart pain which is much much more likely to occur in older people and during physical exertion while panic attacks are often random, or due to some specific trigger such as supermarket/closed space likely elevator etc...During a panic attack, the symptoms are quite like angina. Being 24 and had work-up without cardiac involvement, panic is likely. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. Read more...

Given that I had a echo stress in Jan no fam his, non smoker and cholesterol tested August is normal can I have angina or heart attack in near future?

Maybe. given that u r South Asian you have a heightened risk for Coronary disease. The ACC categorizes South Asians as CAD equivalent. Having said that be sure your lipids are truly optimized for a South Asian. That your stress echo is normal certainly bodes well for u in the near term. Maintain a heart healthy lifestyle; exercise (even walking 20-25 mins daily) & Mediterranean diet as much as possible. Read more...

Can a 36 male with no family history, non smoker, normal chol, 22.3 BMI and good results stress/echo a year ago get angina or heart attack? Scared!

Possible but unlikely. most angina occurs on the basis of hardening of the arteries which would be unlikely with a normal stress test and no cardiac risk factors There are however some types of angina is that do not occur from "hardening of the arteries such as spasm of the arteries this can be diagnosed by EKG by giving certain drugs or by heart catheterization. Read more...

How to determine if I am having a heart attack or it's just "angina"?

Chest pain. "angina" is the medical term for pain that comes from a lack of blood flow to the heart. A "heart attack" is heart damage that results from said lack of blood flow. Frequently, the two go hand in hand, meaning angina can precede a heart attack. Many times, angina goes away with rest, and typically a heart attack pain does not go away. Either way, if you get chest pain, see a doctor right away. Read more...
Classically. Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! Read more...

How do a heart attack and angina differ?

Chest pain. "angina" is the medical term for pain that comes from a lack of blood flow to the heart. A "heart attack" is heart damage that results from said lack of blood flow. Frequently, the two go hand in hand. Read more...
Continuum. Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. Read more...