A-1 Home Care is an agency that provides twenty-hour services to our seniors across the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino County. We not only assist with in-home daily activities that range from cooking to cleaning, but also understand the signs and treatment for multiple of cancers, diseases, and other illnesses.
Our caregivers are highly trained, certified, and skilled when it comes to our seniors who had or have recent experience of a panic attack and a heart attack. It is commonly known that a panic attack and a heart attack share similar symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness and discomfort, and accelerating heartbeat. Many people have explained these feelings of “losing control” or “dying.”
Unfortunately, for many seniors, they have often misdiagnosed one for the other. That is why it is important to understand not just the symptoms but the differences between a panic attack and a heart attack. Although, they do have those common symptoms, some differences to tell them apart is that a panic attack occurs spontaneously and depending on the intensity of it, it will leave the chest sore possibly for a few hours or even days, something that goes away after a few minutes. Some doctors and therapists have said to “sit out” the panic attack because they do come to an end on their own. They are usually triggered be a stressful event, but are not considered as immediate danger. A heart attack, however, requires immediate medical attention and if untreated the result does lead to death. Most studies have shown that women often confused the symptoms between the two.
If your loved one has experienced a panic attack of heart attack and you would like some further information on our caretaker’s duties and how they can assist, then be sure to call our San Pedro office 310-657- 8780 or check out our website www.a-1homecare.com to locate your nearest branch.