Can anxiety attacks that cause pounding heart and palpitations cause damage to the heart and lead to heart failure since they are intense?

Not immediately. Also, mot in the near future, but it does take a toll on your entire body including cardiovascular health. It's a good reason to find a good CBT therapist and learn how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. So, don't add another cause for anxiety - instead start to correct the problem. Life will be better overall.

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Pounding heart? , I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks but my heart has been pounding for a hour and I'm Feel sick to my stomach.

PALPITATION. If persisting get an ECG asap to document and diagnose a presumed rhythm disorder.Given the time go to urgent or ER care center. Read more...
Panic attack. This is likely a panic attack. Do your best to relax, breathe slow and deep, and wait for it to pass. If it doesn't pass soon, go see your doctor or go to the ER to rule out some sort of heart problem. Hope this helps! Read more...
Breath. Take some very deep slow breaths in through your nose and out slowly through your mouth. Make the breaths very deep to where you feel your belly expand when you breathe. This will usually help. If this does not help, you need to get in right now and be evaluated and make sure all is well - a fast heart rate can be from anxiety or something else. So, breathe and get it check out. Blessings! Read more...

I have palpitations and sometimes a pounding heart, I also have anxiety, how can I tell if this is wolf parkinson white or just anxiety?

Doubtful. Wps, is quite rare. Conversely, anxiety with palpitations, pounding is common in teens and young adults. But if this syndrome runs in your family, best to check with a cardiologist. He/she will take a detailed history and perhaps put you on a 24 hr holter (portable) heart monitor. Good luck. Read more...

I think I have heart failure, even though echo did not reveal anything. Am I imagining everything. I have foamy saliva, pounding heart.?

CHF. Heart failure is sometimes a challenging diagnosis to make. Symptoms generally include shortness of breath when laying down or on exertion along with severe leg or abdominal swelling. A normal echocardiogram means and a good physical exam can exclude heart failure as a cause of your symptoms. Read more...
Symptoms. These are the most common symptoms of heart failure : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-failure/basics/symptoms/con-20029801 your symptoms could be or not be because of heart failure. , but just by them selves - likely not. If Echo is normal, most likely the syndrome of heart failure is very unlikely. Your doctor is in the best position to make the diagnosis - after examinatio. Read more...

How to slow pounding heart during panic attack? No meds currently. Attacks off/on since 11, 42 yo f. Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg for 6 month, then off for years cycle.

Encourage you to be. assessed again. In the meantime- If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Read more...

Is it possible to have a panic attack without heavy breathing and a pounding heart?

Yes. You can even have a panic attack without fear. These are called non-fearful panic attacks. They are treated the same way as panic attacks are. Read more...

I am experiencing panic attack, anxious and pounding heart I feel in upper back when lay down, doctor says I had a 4mm nodule on my thyroid 6 months ago, now is 9mm but dif place sonogramed it and no blood in it. Panic never been this bad?

Hyperthyroidism can. and does tweak metabolic rates, which can be unsettling, psychologically, and stimulating, physiologically. Either can trigger a panic reaction, because anxiety in general, is designed to mobilize our resources in response to something we cannot manage or control. First, neutralize the effects of the thyroid, and then see a therapist for background psychology stuff. Read more...