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4 Ways To Distinguish A Heart Attack From An Anxiety Attack

At present, panic or anxiety attacks are more frequent, and their symptoms may be associated with those of a heart attack. Pressure in the chest, excessive sweating, instability, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath.

4 Ways To Distinguish A Heart Attack From An Anxiety Attack

However, although these symptoms of these two attacks are similar, there are some differences between one and the other. It is very important that you learn to distinguish when it is an anxiety attack or a heart attack, since both have different risks.

You will then know the symptoms of a heart attack.


We will tell you clearly and accurately the symptoms of a heart attack:

-From the experiences of people who have suffered from a heart attack, we know that there is a very strong chest tightness.

-This tightness usually begins in the center of the chest, and extends to the left arm and back.

-This pain is so strong that it can hurt or affect the teeth, jaw and neck.

-It is also important to know that pain may vary.

-This condition can last up to almost 5 minutes and does not affect breathing.

-You may feel a tingling or tingling sensation in your left arm.

-Cold and sticky sweating

-You may have nausea and vomiting.

-And you may experience a very deep fear because it is caused by the strong pain in the chest.

In general, you may experience restless breathing, when people are about to suffer from a heart attack.

But the same heart attack must be considered to generate an anxiety attack earlier.

In case you have these symptoms of a heart attack more than 5 minutes, “immediately call an ambulance”


We will tell you the symptoms of an anxiety attack, which is much more frequent than a heart attack.

-It is normal for an anxiety attack to end after about 10 minutes.

-The pain that is located in the chest is manifested in waves that come and go.

-The stabbing sensation and oppression in the anxiety attacks, can manifest in the two arms left, right and also in the chest and the legs.

-Usually these attacks are accompanied by irrational fears, for example: fear of drowning or going crazy.

In case you do not have well identified the symptoms of a heart attack or anxiety attacks, I recommend that immediately in case any of the symptoms that we describe in this article begin to manifest, go immediately to your doctor .

And we put into practice what the saying says, “Better safe than sorry”