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Heart rate of 180 has been recorded on EKG, twice now. Thought SVT but not, P waves are present. Calling it ST/ panic attacks. I'm not buying it!! ?

P waves and SVT. P waves can be present with an SVT that isn't sinus tach but if you have an ECG that shows sinus tach then.. Well you've kinda got your diagnosis. It is unusual though and while I don't usually suggest something like this it would be worthwhile to have a cardiologist take a closer look (assuming that hasn't happened already). . Read more...
SVT. A rate of 180 with p waves preceding the QRS in a 1:1 fashion would be either SVT or Sinus tach depending on the situation. If during exercise or physiologic stress then likely ST, if at rest and not part of a panic attack, then SVT more likely. You don't have to buy the diagnoses but they are basically as I outlined. There are esoteric exceptions but not for this space. Read more...

Panic attacks or heart problems? I suffer from panic attacks, which are probably due to drug use, which I've stopped. I've had EKG tests done and the results have all come back normal. However, I still continue to get racing heart beats, chest and even

This . This sounds like ongoing anxiety or panic attacks, especially since you have already been diagnosed with that condition and your other cardiac tests have been normal. Anxiety and panic are very common, and can mimic all the symptoms of dangerous types of heart disease. Heart disease should be excluded by a qualified medical professional. In addition to an ekg, you might also need an event monitor to correlate your symptoms to your heart rhythm. You might also benefit from an echocardiogram, which is an ultrasound of the heart, and perhaps a stress test to exclude coronary artery disease. If your symptoms persist despite a negative cardiac evaluation, you should be referred to a mental health expert to help you with your anxiety. Read more...