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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