And, how many people who have an actual panic attack and subsequently have a heart attack die?

Panic & heart attack. Not common, nocause & effect, unless cardiovascular status is already compromised & effect of medications add to that.
Heart attack. Interesting question but I have no data to answer! in essence, panic attacks and heart attacks are two different entities and not related. However, people having heart attacks will feel anxious but that's different from a panic attack. A panic attack will not lead to a heart attack unless you have underlying heart disease.

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I get random panic attacks and I always feel like I'm gettinga heart attack or something. I'm scared and I feel like I'm going to die. The doctors said that I have anxiety. What should I do?

Sounds like panic DO. It sounds like you may have panic disorder, which is treated with the same medications as depression, ssris like prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) and celexa. Talk to your pcp or a psychiatrist, but there are several effective medications to treat what you are experiencing. Read more...
Yes, it could be. It sounds like your doctors have found that your heart is doing well. Panic attacks can truly feel like heart attacks -- in fact many people having their first episodes go to er's because of that. Panic can produce many physical symptoms, like chest pressure, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc. See a psychiatrist for eval and treatment; cbt w/psychologist is important too. Be well. Read more...
Panic & How It Ticks. Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. Read more...
Exposure therapy. There is a lot of validation for treatments that involve gradually increased exposure to the symptoms of panic coupled with relaxation training. Ssri meds are often prescribed for anxiety as well as for depression, but you can also learn how to manage, decrease, & sometimes completely eliminate the problem by working with a therapist who specializes in exposure-based therapy for panic. Read more...

What would a heart attack feel like in comparison with a panic attack?

Can feel same... unfortunately. Both can have chest pain, feeling short of breath, heart racing, scared, sweaty. You should get checked out in emergency room first. They can tell you if you are having heart attack. Since you are 24, likely it is panic attack, but please get checked out first. If you know it is a panic attack, then you can get treatment for that. Read more...
Heart attack/Panic. Heart attack has squashing pain. The chest pain is continuous and usually lasts longer than 10 minutes. There can be vomiting and marked weakness. In Panic attack ,chest pains are sharp The pain increases due to hard breathing. The chest pain ceases after the peak of the attack in about 10 minutes. Provide complete history to the Physician for establishing Diagnosis. Read more...

How can you distinguish a panic attack from an overdose or heart attack?

Go to the ER. If the person has never previously been diagnosed with panic attacks or panic disorder, some type of evaluation is needed to rule out potentially life threatening causes such as overdose or heart attack. Read more...
Panic attacks. Attacks can simulate heart attack, but exam & workup in the er shows no physiological abnormalities to indicate cardiac condition. Also, depending on the substance used & the amount, an overdose can have other signs of toxicity & the sensorium (alertness) is affected such as delirium. Read more...

How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

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. Read more...
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. 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...

How do you recognize panic attack from a heart attack when it's happening to someone?

Doc Recognize. Panic attack vs Heart attack is something doctors deal with a lot. For a patient I would say that you should not make that difference. If you having chest pain or shortness of breath GO TO THE ER. Let us determine if you are having a panic attack or a heart attack. We are trained to tell the difference between the two, by asking questions, doing a physical, running EKG's, test etc. Read more...