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Can panic attacks cause problems to the heart?

Panic attacks/heart. Panic attacks make you feel like you're having an heart attack but they don't actually cause damage to the heart. Very rarely, some kinds of cardiac problems can cause panic attacks. However, most panic attacks are simply the fight or flight response going out of control. Psychologists can treat panic attacks successfully 90% of the time in less than 10 sessions. There's no reason to suffer. Read more...

Could panic attacks cause broken heart syndrome?

I's not sure. What you mean by broken heart syndrome. It sounds like someone being upset about the end of a relationship. I doubt that it has anything to do with panic attacks. Read more...

Can constant anxiety and panic attacks cause broken heart syndrome in a 19 year old?

Yes. Don't let it. It's possible but it's probably avoidable w/ good psychotherapy and perhaps medication. If it happens, it's treated much like a heart attack by the ER and you'd probably be admitted for treatment. With a basically healthy heart, you'd likely heal well. Read: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-heart-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20034635 Seek Tx! Read more...

I have anxiety/panic attacks I've been to see a heart specialist he says he can hear a murmer on my heart could this be the cause.

No. Absolutely not. There's no relationship between a murmur from any cause and panic attacks. Moreover, many murmurs are innocent. If you want to know the cause of your murmur, ask for an echocardiogram. Since it apparently wasn't spontaneously offered to you, you may discover that it is entirely incidental and of no consequence. 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...