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Panic attacks and treadmill stress tests

I have suffered from panic attacks for over 20 years.  I am 55 years old.  I recently went in for my routine physical and had a panic attack during the treadmill stress test.  The Cardiologist said I had a "classic" false/positive.  I have been a runner for over 20 years and am in very fit.  During the test, the only thing I felt was the panic attack.....upping my HR.  No pain, PVC's, etc.

Can a panic attack cause a false/positive stress test?  Has anyone experienced this?
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Panic can cause a lot of things.  If your doctor wasn't concerned, I would not be concerned, particularly if you felt otherwise good.
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Thanks for your post.........I posted again with additional information before I noticed you had replied.  Thanks again.

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