Case studies and clinical replication series. Panic attack associated with perceived heart rate acceleration: A case report
Margraf J., Ehlers A., Roth WT.
A patient with uncomplicated Panic Disorder (without any phobic avoidance behavior) responded to false feedback of a sudden increase in heart rate with an unequivocal panic attack. Together with findings of a high prevalence of palpitations in naturally occurring panic attacks, this occurrence has implications for the possible etiology of "spontaneous" panic attacks. © 1987 Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. All rights reserved.