A panic attack may occur at any time and sometimes it feels like it just dropped out of the sky.
Your firend had a slow heart rate? Did she take her pulse? Also depending on her meds they may have prevented a fast heart rate.
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I should have asked you yesterday what is your friend's normal pulse and does she take it frequently?
Some people are normal in the 90's and have been cleared by cardiologists.
The normal heart rate in the average adult ranges from 60–100 beats/min. Intake of nicotine, caffeine may also cause increase in heartrates.
Anxiety and panic attacks can increase heartrates but some people do not have the faster heart rates with the attacks.
I believe her heartrate hovers around 60 even during these episodes. She has been to many cardios, they can't find anything wrong with her heart or anything else so far.
I guess I can't possibly provide a full understanding of the situation here. It's very complicated. I just wanted to know whether an increased heartrate was a necessary criterion for a panic attack. The answer seems to be no. Also, whether a stressful situation or "anxious" emotions had to precede a panic attack. The answer also appears to be no.
So, that helps. Thank you all for your input and assistance. It is much appreciated.