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Many people experience heart palpitations during an anxiety attack. This pounding of your heartbeat can cause you to feel as if you are having a heart attack or as if you are going to die. The good news is that heart palpitations are often not serious and do not signal a health concern.
What are Heart Palpitations?
Heart palpitations have been described in numerous ways. It can be a feeling of your heart pounding, a racing heartbeat. Some people describe feeling as if they have skipped a heartbeat followed by strong heartbeats. Other people may feel their heartbeat becomes irregular, feeling as if they have periods of weak heartbeats and then periods of rapid heartbeats.
Anxiety and Heart Disease
Recent research has shown a correlation between an increased risk of heart disease and anxiety, therefore, if you are experiencing heart palpitations, it is wise to talk with your doctor and determine if there is a physical cause for your heart palpitations. Some p...
I had gotten one migraine a year since age 19 until I was 41 and had a heart attack. Since then (I am now 47 ) I have gotten migraines constantly and I am at my wits end. Do you think It is related to the MI, possibly a vascular issue? I have had 2 neurologists who say no, and my cardiologist says no, but how can this be coincidental? I took Topamax with some help for 2 years but then started severely losing my hair. Now on Zonegran for over a year and I am getting strange numbness in my arm waking me at night followed by headache, also feel like I always have a headache and vertigo. I am beside myself and can barely function at my job. I need help! Kelly.
Although there are 300 medical and surgical conditions that have a tie to headaches and Migraines, TIA, strokes, and myocardial infarction (MI) are on the list. I'd seek a Migraine and headache expert knowledgeable in the ins-and-outs of cardiovascular issues ...
Alternative Names Myocardial infarction; MI; Acute MI; ST-elevation myocardial infarction; non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction Symptoms Chest pain is a major symptom of heart attack. You may feel the pain in only one part of your body, or it may move from your chest to your arms, shoulder, neck, teeth, jaw, belly area, or back. The pain can be severe or mild. It can feel like: A tight band around the chest Bad indigestion Something heavy sitting on your chest Squeezing or heavy pressure The pain usually lasts longer than 20 minutes. Rest and a medicine called nitroglycerin may not completely relieve the pain of a heart attack. Symptoms may also go away and come back. Other symptoms of a heart attack include: Anxiety Cough Fainting Light-headedness, dizziness Nausea or vomiting Palpitations (feeling like your heart is beating too fast or irregularly) Shortness of breath Sweating , which may be extreme Some people (the elderly, people with diabetes, and women) may have little or no chest pain. Or, they ...
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