Panic Attacks Cause Heart Attacks?

CNN's Dr. Gupta seems impressed by this new study. Dr. Wes -- not so much, to say the least. I think I am leaning on Dr. Wes' side on this one.

References:
Panic attack may lead to another kind of attack. Paging Dr. Gupta.
Panic Attacks and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Events Among Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007;64:1153-1160.

Further reading:
Panic attacks and heart disease. Notes from Dr. RW.

Updated: 11/16/2007

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