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Panic attacks linked to heart disease

December 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
According to a British study, people who have panic attacks are more likely to develop heart disease.About two percent of Americans suffer from panic attacks. Now there may evidence that links them to heart attacks. Researchers think it's because excess activity in the nervous system may increase hardening of the arteries.

One positive outcome from the study is that while people with panic attacks are more likely to have heart attacks, experts found they're less likely to die from them.

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