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How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It does not
Panic attacks do not cause heart attacks.
According to the nimh, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to medication or cognitive psychotherapy. People often ask if panic attacks cause death. No, they do not.

In brief: It does not
Panic attacks do not cause heart attacks.
According to the nimh, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to medication or cognitive psychotherapy. People often ask if panic attacks cause death. No, they do not.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Panic & Heart
They do not. Panic attacks don't kill people.

In brief: Panic & Heart
They do not. Panic attacks don't kill people.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sick heart
Usually a panic attack does not lead to a myocardial infarct unless the heart is very ill.
However, the symptoms of a heart attack ight be panic or a sense of impending doom. If you suffer from panic attacks and are concerned about your heart, see your physician. There are noninvasive tests that can be done to reassure you about your heart, or can lead to better treatment if disease is present.

In brief: Sick heart
Usually a panic attack does not lead to a myocardial infarct unless the heart is very ill.
However, the symptoms of a heart attack ight be panic or a sense of impending doom. If you suffer from panic attacks and are concerned about your heart, see your physician. There are noninvasive tests that can be done to reassure you about your heart, or can lead to better treatment if disease is present.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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