How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

It does not . Panic attacks do not cause heart attacks. According to the nimh, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to medication or cognitive psychotherapy. People often ask if panic attacks cause death. No, they do not.
Sick heart. Usually a panic attack does not lead to a myocardial infarct unless the heart is very ill. However, the symptoms of a heart attack ight be panic or a sense of impending doom. If you suffer from panic attacks and are concerned about your heart, see your physician. There are noninvasive tests that can be done to reassure you about your heart, or can lead to better treatment if disease is present.

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During my panic attacks my BP rise around 130-140 over 100 will it cause heart attack or stroke? And does it make me a hypertensive person?

Brief - No problem. For an adult a systolic pressure of 140 is elevated but will not cause heart attack or stroke in the short term. If systolic pressure is persistently elevated it will gradually cause problems, especially as the heart has to work harder. Most adults should have a BP of ~100-125/60-80 when they are calm and relaxed. BP readings during a panic attack are not adequate for diagnosing hypertension. Read more...
Not likely. Check several times a day and record for your doctor. Get help, for the panic attacks. Panic, fight, flight release Adrenalin and raise pulse and BP transiently. But very high BP even briefly can do damage so do not ignore. Read more...

Cn nightmares cause heart attack? 22, no history of heart probs, frequent anxiety panic attacks, insomnia, BP normal, blood glucose normal, ECG irreg

Nightmares. At age 22- I would try to be less fearful regarding your health. Your nightmares will not kill you. However, if your health anxiety and your panic continue to be a problem - that can cause suffering in your life. Have your considered cognitive behavioral therapy? Read more...

What distinguishes a panic attack from a heart attack?

You can not. Chest pain from a heart attack lasts longer than 20min, so can panic attack.If so a patient should call 911. Read more...
Time. Panic attacks are serious, recur, and show no ekg changes, enzyme release or heart damage over time! Read more...

What is the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack?

Panic attacks. Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. Read more...

Hoping you can tell me, is panic attack similar to a heart attack?

No. The symptoms can sometimes be similar, but a panic attack is an anxiety disorder while a heart attack is due to injury of the heart muscle from compromised blood flow to the heart muscle due to blockage in a coronary artery. Read more...
Be examined. Ekg troponins lab test are means to demonstrate heart damage, attack. Panic is scary but no heart damage. Read more...