Why does anxiety make the heart feel like it’s going to stop?

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Why does anxiety make the heart feel like it’s going to stop?

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Anxiety is a response to stress. Which then causes Our bodies to go into a flight or fight response thanks to the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Which controls our heart, lungs, digestive system and various muscles throughout the body. Our body can’t tell what stress is real or made up in our heads so it responds like this.