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Are heart fears common with panic disorder? While I know my heart is healthy via numerous tests, I can't stop worrying about every little PVC I feel.

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Panic

Very common. With therapy, you will come to learn that panic never kills anybody, and that heart symptoms are more functional (heart rate changes), and not organic (disease in the heart).
Once panic attack subsides, heart is back to normal.

In brief: Panic

Very common. With therapy, you will come to learn that panic never kills anybody, and that heart symptoms are more functional (heart rate changes), and not organic (disease in the heart).
Once panic attack subsides, heart is back to normal.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Heart fears

Heart fears are common in people having panic attacks.
Many people think they might be having a heart attack the first time they experience a panic attack. Panic attacks don't cause death.

In brief: Heart fears

Heart fears are common in people having panic attacks.
Many people think they might be having a heart attack the first time they experience a panic attack. Panic attacks don't cause death.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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