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Can severe panic disorder over 10 yrs (tachycardia + white coat hypertension cause left anterior hemiblock? Other than the hemiblock, ECG was normal.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not causative

Panic disorder can certainly result in episodes of tachycardia and increased blood pressure when you're anxious.
These are classic signs of sympathetic overdrive, which would naturally happen when you're panicking. However, panic disorder would not cause left anterior hemiblock on a cardiogram. Please consult a cardiologist for this concern.

In brief: Not causative

Panic disorder can certainly result in episodes of tachycardia and increased blood pressure when you're anxious.
These are classic signs of sympathetic overdrive, which would naturally happen when you're panicking. However, panic disorder would not cause left anterior hemiblock on a cardiogram. Please consult a cardiologist for this concern.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Panic

No cause & effect between the two.
Panic can affect heart rate but not cause lah.

In brief: Panic

No cause & effect between the two.
Panic can affect heart rate but not cause lah.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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