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Having heart murmur, panic attack. Occurs while smoking. Solution?

I have a heart murmur & last week I was smoking & I started having a panic attack & passed out I thought I was alright but this Wednesday the same thing happen I started having a panic & called 911, at the hospital they just said I was dehydrated . So I havent been smoking because I have been scared too but yesterday I was just around the smoke & my heart started beating really fast, I am very worried I have a nervous feeling everyday My Question Is What Should I Do ?
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. It is possible that you are suffering from panic attacks. It requires anti-anxiety medication and psychotherapy interventions like cognitive behavioural therapy are useful in such cases. However, you would need to rule out cardiac problems with ECG and thyroid disorders before psychiatric evaluation. Smoking is not advisable in patents with panic disorder. Hope you found the information useful.
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Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response

welcome to health care magic

First thing you have to do is Stop Smoking and get all the investigations like ECG, X Ray chest, Complete Blood counts etc. Consult a general physician to rule out any medical pathology. If everything comes out to be normal, it might be you have anxiety disorder for which psychiatric consultation should be sought out.

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