Panic Linked to Heart Disease

A new study in European Heart Journal has determined adults, younger than 50 years of age, diagnosed with panic attacks were 38% more likely to have a heart attack and 44% more likely to develop heart disease. But researchers also determined adults with panic attacks, of all ages, had a 24% lower risk of death from heart disease than the general population. This could be because people with panic disorders go to the doctor more frequently; Reuters reports.