How to Stop Worrying About Heart Attack?
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Panic Attacks and a Fear of Heart Attack
Here’s a typical scenario of getting anxious about your heart:
“While sitting at my desk, I was feeling edgy, and I could feel my pulse rate increase.
I kept working, and then I felt pins and needles going up my left arm. I immediately
thought to myself, “I’m having a heart attack.” Literally seconds later, my heart was
racing. I then looked around to see if there was anyone at the office. I was by
myself . . . I really thought I was having a heart attack or stroke. Knowing I was
alone, with no one to help me, made me feel more desperate and scared. I ended up
calling 911. After extensive tests at the hospital, they told me it was anxiety. Even
though I know it’s just anxiety related, I can’t help worrying that they may have
missed something, I’ve become paranoid and check my pulse all the time. I also get
really frightened if my heart beats fast or skips a beat.”
Most people who have experienced panic attacks at some point fear for the health
of their heart. It goes without saying that everyone should investigate any unusual
symptoms in their chest or heart. Heart disease almost always produces major
electrical changes in the heart, which are picked up very obviously by an EKG. In
panic attacks, the only change that shows up on the EKG is a slight increase in
If you’re worried about heart problems, treat yourself to a full examination, and put
your mind to rest. If you’ve had a full medical examination and the doctor has cleared
you, you can safely assume that you don’t have heart problems.
Let’s first look at the facts of heart disease and see how this differs from panic
attacks. The major symptoms of heart disease are breathlessness and chest pain as
well as occasional palpitations and fainting.
Such symptoms are generally related to the amount of physical effort exerted—that
is, the harder you exercise, the