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Heart palpitations when driving. Is this a phobia?

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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Could be...

Could be.. But have it checked...

In brief: Could be...

Could be.. But have it checked...
Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen
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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Possible

We must however rule out arrhythmia see a doctor and get an ekg and possibly a holter monitor.

In brief: Possible

We must however rule out arrhythmia see a doctor and get an ekg and possibly a holter monitor.
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Phobias

Having heart palpitations while doing anything could lead to anxiety about the possibility of having them again.
The anticipation alone could bring on anxiety attacks and panic. It is best to work on these feelings quickly. Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective.

In brief: Phobias

Having heart palpitations while doing anything could lead to anxiety about the possibility of having them again.
The anticipation alone could bring on anxiety attacks and panic. It is best to work on these feelings quickly. Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective.
Dr. Howard Gurr
Dr. Howard Gurr
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