Panic attacks and heart attacks can come with symptoms such as chest pain, sweating, nausea, and shortness of breath. During a heart attack, the chest pain comes with a feeling of pressure. The pain may radiate to your neck, shoulders, arms, back, or jaw. While it can ebb and flow, the pain doesn’t go away.
While a heart attack is often the result of physical exertion, a panic attack
is more likely triggered by a specific stressful situation, such as public speaking. While it can feel like you’re having a heart attack, the discomfort of a panic attack tends to subside within five to 20 minutes. A heart attack requires immediate medical attention, so don’t delay seeking help. While a panic attack can be frightening, there are ways to cope with symptoms
and take back control of your life.