What is the best way to tell a really bad panic attack from a heart attack? What are some symptom differences to be able to tell which to tell?

Panic attack. If you are 19y/o, it is almost always going to be a panic attack. If you have bad panic attacks, you need CBT or other therapy to handle this problem so you don't get old enough with them to have the dilemma of panic vs heart attack.

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Really cannot differentiate if it is a heart attack or a panic attack. How to tell the difference?

Tests. Ekg and blood samples are needed. Most homes don't have this capability so you'll probably need to consult your doctor. Read more...
Classically, Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! panic attacks can approximate. Read more...

How can you tell the difference between a heart attack abd panic attack?

Sometimes very hard. A panic attack looks a lot like a heart attack...They are quite difficult to tell apart. Thus, if you have symptoms of a heart attack, even if it ends up being a panic attack, you should not hesitate seeing a doctor or calling 911. Heart attack symptoms can be chest pain, trouble breathing, dizziness. These can be the exact same symptoms of a panic attack. Read more...

What's the difference between heart attack and anxiety panic attack symptoms?

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...

I want to know what is the difference between heart attack and anxiety and panic attack symptoms?

Similar. Symptoms can be anxiety, fear, pain. Signs of pallor, diaphoresis, arrythmia are more with heart attack. Ekg and enzyme changes are with heart attack. Read more...

What to do if I can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! How do I find out?

Panic attacks. See your dr, get an ekg and workup as he recommends. Panic attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion, that is when all other causes have been investigated. Read more...
Be examined. Ekg troponins lab test are means to demonstrate heart damage, attack. 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...