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Can panic attacks damage your heart?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They do not

Panic attacks are a psychic or subjective phenomenon and do not affect your heart structurally.

In brief: They do not

Panic attacks are a psychic or subjective phenomenon and do not affect your heart structurally.
Dr Mohammed Younus
Dr Mohammed Younus
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Dr Herbert Popolow
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Probably not

You may interpret the increased heart rate as something terrible happening which can further raise heart rate and start a vicious circle. Rarely do panic attacks cause permanent damage to your heart, but you should receive psychotherapy to stop the attacks.

In brief: Probably not

You may interpret the increased heart rate as something terrible happening which can further raise heart rate and start a vicious circle. Rarely do panic attacks cause permanent damage to your heart, but you should receive psychotherapy to stop the attacks.
Dr Herbert Popolow
Dr Herbert Popolow
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