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Suffer anxiety (panic attacks), could a fast heart beat lead to sudden death?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
Folks suffering from panic attacks may often think that they are having a heart attack and call 911 and go to the emergency department where they are told their heart is fine.
There are good treatments available for panic disorder. In my practice, i try and control a patient's panic/anxiety symptoms without the use of benzodiazapines like xanax, (alprazolam) as they can be habit forming.

In brief: Not usually
Folks suffering from panic attacks may often think that they are having a heart attack and call 911 and go to the emergency department where they are told their heart is fine.
There are good treatments available for panic disorder. In my practice, i try and control a patient's panic/anxiety symptoms without the use of benzodiazapines like xanax, (alprazolam) as they can be habit forming.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No risk of death
Heart beating fast is quite safe.
Think if it as exercise for your heart, very much like when you run or play tennis. During panic attack, it is common for sufferers to feel as if they are going to die. They don't actually die.

In brief: No risk of death
Heart beating fast is quite safe.
Think if it as exercise for your heart, very much like when you run or play tennis. During panic attack, it is common for sufferers to feel as if they are going to die. They don't actually die.
Dr. Andrew Ho
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