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

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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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