A member asked:

How can i tell the difference between heart condition chest pains and anxiety/ panic attack chest pains?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Panic attacks: Panic attacks are due to and inability to cope with stress, underlying medical conditions can make you feel "panic" such as sob. Tachycardia, hyperthyroidism. At least once, you should have a general medical exam to rule out exogenous causes of "panic".

Answered 6/4/2013



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