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these symptoms can be produced by a serious cardiac arrhythmia.
atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachy arrhythmias, WPW syndrome are such examples.
The chances are low but should be ruled out with EKgs, and a 24 hour holter monitor.
Anxiety is the secondary diagnosis if no heart cause is found.
So, please see your doctor for these tests.
Ok.... are any of these possibilities life-threatening?
yes it can be in small number of cases.
so you woudn't call it a "panic attack" per se?
Not until i ruled out the heart problem.
Also thyroid function should be checked.
excess thyroid hormones can cause these symptoms as well.
Well.... I was told I have an over active thyroid
so that might be the case
ok --that needs to be checked out.
hyperthyroid can affect the heart causing arrhythmias
Very interesting. so Arrhythmia I'm assuming is irregular heartbeat?
arrhythmia is a general term to encompass any type of irregular heart beats
wow, so a simple irregular heartbeat can cause all that chaos. That's mind-blowing
yes it can
the reason being--the heart may not be pumping effectively affecting the entire blodd circulation.
this happens for short period of time during the arrhythmias before resumption to normal.
ohhh I see. The last time it happened, I was doing a run, which I had done many runs in the past and I was fine. This one, it happened and I couldnt even stand up to get to my car. My running partner had to carry me
you should address this as soon as possible.
I definitely will
Thanks so much for this information. It was definitely helpful :-)
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