Can panic attack cause heart rate in the 180's?

See below. Panic attacks can cause your heart rate to go up. HR=180s is really high and other causes of this elevated HR need to be ruled out. You should see your PCP and/or a cardiologist for further workup.

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During a panic attack, my heart rate can get up to 150 or 160. I'm 21. Is this dangerous? Could it cause heart damage/arrest?

No. But you need to control the panic attacks as they are a very serious condition that will probably require help. Seek help as you may not be able to control them yourself. Counseling, relaxation techniques and medications may be all needed. Please do it soon since panic attacks can take over your life. Read more...

Can a panic attack cause a fast heart rate?

Yes. Panic attacks cause increased heart rate, shortness of breath, excitement, a sense of fear and panic. They are usually eliminated by SSRIs, and the symptoms can be reduced by using beta blockers. You want to rule out cardiac arrhythmia as a cause of the rapid heart rate. Read more...

I'm having a sharp pain located in 1 small portion of my head and it's causing me a panic attack and it has caused my heart rate to raise. I feel nasueas. It's reccuring?

See a doctor. You should get referred to a neurologist for an evaluation. Cluster or migraine headaches can cause pain on one side of the head. There may be other causes as well. Your panic attacks may be related to the pain. See your primary care or mental health provider for an assessment and treatment of them. Read more...

What causes chest pain and rapid heart rate during a panic attack?

Adrenaline. If you are anxious, your body will produce adrenaline to either fight or run away. As your blood pressure gets higher, heart rate increases, it puts a bigger work load for your heart, and with that came the chest pain from the added work of pushing blood against a high forward pressure. Get your heart checked out. Read more...
Panic. You are flooded with adrenaline, which would normally occur in fight or flight stress responses, when you are faced with life or death emergencies. This activates nerves supplying muscles in heart and elsewhere. If the heart muscles blood supply is compromised, pain or even angina can occur. But initially, the lactate from metabolism of glycogen as an energy supply can cause muscle pain. Read more...

Do panic attacks caused by anxiety cause your heart rate to change for short periods of time?

Yes. Anxiety attacks, especially in young women, can lead to heart rates even in the low to mid hundreds. However, sudden starting or stopping, or heart rates over 150 bpm, may suggest an arrhythmia, such as an SVT. Other, rare conditions can cause similar symptoms too. If concerned, consider seeing a heart rhythm specialist. Read more...
Yes. You can experience palpitations during a panic attack. Further testing needed if the symptoms are severe or cause chest pain, dizziness or weakness. Read more...
Absolutely! Tachycardia ( a fast heart rate) is part and parcel of a panic attack. Also can have shortness of breath, dizziness, or feelings something terrible will happen. Please talk to your doc about ruling out medical causes, treating anxiety itself, or referring to therapist or psychiatrist. Stay clear of benzos (not effective/addicting), with few exceptions. If medication considered ssri's are best. Read more...

Can anxiety cause problems even if ur heart never races. Like can u have anxiety issue without rapid heart rate or panic attack?

Yes you can. Some anxiety manifests more in worrying, tension, insomnia, etc, rather than physical symptoms like fast heart rate. Physical symptoms like that and others (including fatigue and headache) are still very common. You don't have to have panic attacks for anxiety to bother you either. Help is available if you work with a psychologist who understands these things, or a psychiatrist too. Read more...