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Heart attack vs anxiety. How to tell the difference? When I get chest pains & short of breath how can I reassure myself it's just anxiety?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Heart attack/Anxiety

Heart attack is preceded by Feeling of impending doom, Shortness of breath, Nausea with profuse sweating, Sudden feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest, and Pressure/squeezing/fullness/pain in middle of chest & back and jaw & arm.
In any case, it is best to exercise caution & get help ASAP.

In brief: Heart attack/Anxiety

Heart attack is preceded by Feeling of impending doom, Shortness of breath, Nausea with profuse sweating, Sudden feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest, and Pressure/squeezing/fullness/pain in middle of chest & back and jaw & arm.
In any case, it is best to exercise caution & get help ASAP.
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