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Can a panic attack to be mistaken for s.V.T?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Svt, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias , thyroid and other metabolic disorders can often be misdiagnosed as panic attacks.
If you are experiencing these symptoms spontaneously without anxiety, you should undergo a full medical workup.

In brief: Yes

Svt, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias , thyroid and other metabolic disorders can often be misdiagnosed as panic attacks.
If you are experiencing these symptoms spontaneously without anxiety, you should undergo a full medical workup.
Dr. David Murdock
Dr. David Murdock
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Panic/SVT

Possible, unless obtain an ekg to trace the heart.

In brief: Panic/SVT

Possible, unless obtain an ekg to trace the heart.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Acute panic disorder, or panic attacks, can mimic cardiac symptoms.
Sudden onset of chest pain, sensation of racing heart beat or palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom can occur. Though a panic attack is not in itself life-threatening, true cardiac syndromes are, and a full cardiac workup should be performed.

In brief: Yes.

Acute panic disorder, or panic attacks, can mimic cardiac symptoms.
Sudden onset of chest pain, sensation of racing heart beat or palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom can occur. Though a panic attack is not in itself life-threatening, true cardiac syndromes are, and a full cardiac workup should be performed.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Dr. Simon Kimm
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