They can be yes.
Panic attack symptoms feel like you are having a heart attack but the symptoms are different. Heart attacks usually have symptoms such as a crushing chest pain with or without radiation to the jaw or arm that doesn't dissipate i.e. fade away, along with shortness of breath, naseau, and light headedness. Most people feel like there having a heart attack when in reality it is only a panic attack. Don't hesitate to go to the ER if you feel like it might be a heart attack, Better safe than sorry..
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