How a Panic Attack is Different from a Heart Attack - Quiz & Worksheet


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Should anyone experiencing what they think is a heart attack seek immediate medical attention? What if they think it is only a panic attack?

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1. Which of the following symptoms is the only one not normally associated with both a heart attack and a panic attack?

2. How does panic attack chest pain typically compare to heart attack chest pain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the many problems with panic attacks is that their symptoms often seem quite similar to that of a heart attack--so much so that people frequently confuse the two. This assessment will gauge your comprehension of the differences between a heart attack and a panic attack. Some things you'll be tested on include the differences in symptoms and particular symptoms in one or the other.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What someone should do if they think they are having a heart or panic attack
  • Symptoms not associated with both
  • The characteristics of chest pain during a panic attack
  • Vomiting as a symptom
  • Diagnosis based on age

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the main points found in the lesson on the differences and similarities of heart attacks and panic attacks
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure that you understand the differences between the specific symptoms of heart attacks and panic attacks
  • Knowledge application - use the information you've gained from the lesson to identify some of the symptoms of each and differences in diagnoses

Additional Learning

More information on the subject can be found in the attached lesson called How a Panic Attack is Different from a Heart Attack. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Heart and panic attack similarities
  • Specific symptoms in both
  • How to diagnose one or the other
  • Specific symptoms in women