World Heart Day 2018: Know the difference between a heart attack and an anxiety attack

Aleena Raheel 04:01 PM | 29 Sep, 2018
World Heart Day 2018: Know the difference between a heart attack and an anxiety attack
LAHORE -  World Heart Day is observed to encourage people to adopt health living and cut their risk of heart-related illnesses. It is the World Heart Federation's and the world's biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke.

Our mind can often trick us into not instantly recognising a condition instantly. Therefore, on this day it is important to learn when real danger strikes. An anxiety attack and heart attack have similar symptoms yet anxiety can never kill you.

Symptoms of heart attack:

Chest discomfort or pain.

Upper body pain (shoulders, arms, back, neck, jaw, teeth, etc.).

Stomach pain.

Shortness of breath.


Lightheadedness or dizziness.


Nausea and vomiting.

Fainting (more likely with women, the elderly, and people with diabetes).

Unusual fatigue.

This list is not exhaustive. For more information about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, see your doctor.

Some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety:

Chest tightness or pain.

Upper body pain (or pain anywhere in the body).

Stomach upset and pain.

Shortness of breath.



Lightheadedness or dizziness.


Nausea and vomiting.

Feel like passing out.

Unusual fatigue or exhaustion.

Here are a few differences that will make you differentiate between the two conditions in order todecide what kind of medical help is needed at that point.

Anxiety generally produces more symptoms than just those similar to a heart attack. For example, anxiety often produces body-wide sensations and symptoms that are dissimilar to those of a heart attack.

Anxiety generally doesn’t cause people to pass out.

Hyperventilation is a common cause of symptoms similar to those of a heart attack.Relaxing your breathing and giving your body a few minutes to adjust usually alleviates symptoms that are solely related to hyperventilation and anxiety. So within a few minutes, you should be able to tell the difference as heart attack symptoms generally don’t subside this easily.

Numbness and tingling in the feet is a symptom of anxiety but not usually of a heart attack.

While anxiety can make it feel like you need to vomit, most people generally don't. Yes, some people do, but this is the exception not the rule.

Calming yourself down can reduce and eliminate many anxiety symptoms within a few minutes. The former is not the case with a heart attack.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 30, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348 351.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77 77.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.3
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 30 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470


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