Hello and tough questions.
I do not know if there is a death certificate out there with Panic as the cause of death. I would think perhaps some deaths have occured due to a person having a severe attack while being physically abused or someone with a bad heart being extremely frightened but panic as the cause of death, just don't know.
Some people will hyperventilate during a panic attack and then faint but it is the hyperventilation that causes the fainting spell.
Reading through the forum you will find many ways to stop panic in it's tracks or ways to ride out the panic until it quits as it will eventually. I believe each person has their own way of learning to deal with panic and each uses the method that works best for them.
Controlling your breathing is one of the best ways to control your panic.
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