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Can anxiety harm your heart?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Indirectly yes. Anxiety can cause rise in blood pressure as well as heart rate both of which over a long period of time can cause heart problems if they remain elevated.
You should monitor your blood pressure and heart rate.

In brief: Yes

Indirectly yes. Anxiety can cause rise in blood pressure as well as heart rate both of which over a long period of time can cause heart problems if they remain elevated.
You should monitor your blood pressure and heart rate.
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No and Yes

The answer in most cases: no.
In the days following the 1990s la earthquake, there was a higher rate of heart attacks compared with just before the earthquake, but among many millions of people, the number only went up by a few deaths: the risk is very low! remember - all of us live with some anxiety every day! humans are tough.

In brief: No and Yes

The answer in most cases: no.
In the days following the 1990s la earthquake, there was a higher rate of heart attacks compared with just before the earthquake, but among many millions of people, the number only went up by a few deaths: the risk is very low! remember - all of us live with some anxiety every day! humans are tough.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Indirectly

Anxiety may case increase in heart rate and blood pressure which may affect he cardiovascular system. However most episodic anxiety attacks are short lived and will not have any long standing effect on the heart.

In brief: Indirectly

Anxiety may case increase in heart rate and blood pressure which may affect he cardiovascular system. However most episodic anxiety attacks are short lived and will not have any long standing effect on the heart.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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