Sunday, 7 October 2007

Do panic attacks = heart attacks?

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If you suffer from panic attacks, which can often feel like a heart attack due to the rapid heart beat and shortness of breath, you should be aware that they can often signal very real heart problems later in life. In a group of women studied those who reported having even just one panic attack were 5 times more likely to report having a heart attack over the next 5 years.

Experts are lumping panic attacks into the same category as other psychological disorders like depression and anxiety, which have already been established as heart risks.

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