I think your cardiologist should choose his words more wisely. Ive had this horrible dx since i was 10 and i experience major palpitations and arythmias, however I have also been told that a straight forward simple panic attack will NOT kill me. It might feel awful while my heart is pounding and racing and skipping beats but i personally dont feel at risk of death. I understand your concern and wonder if your doctor knows your full medical history, re panic and anxiety?
All the best, you will make it through this,
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