Not a panic attack. Blood pressure was reported as low.
Not sure where you are getting your information from, but everything I heard (announcers relating events during the event) and read was that his heart rate was very high.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Charlie Beljan was worried about keeping his PGA Tour card when he showed up at Disney for the final tournament of the year. That changed Friday over five frightening hours when he felt a shortness of breath and his heart racing, and eventually told his caddie that he thought he was going to die.
Heart rate and blood pressure are too different things. They did say his heart rate was high, and his blood pressure is low. That makes since because at a certain point your heart beats faster than the blood can flow back and fill the chambers. That's the big danger of psvt. The biggest reason people pass out because of it and become short of breath also. Your heart like a golf swing isn't always best as hard and fast as you can go.
Anxiety is a likely choice. I would just be concerned about the other things too. Psvt for example will present and then fix in its own often times. This requires wearing a monitor for about a month and hoping to catch the episode. However this is one of those things we are taught in the 3-4 week of paramedic school and surely the medics at the event would have recognized. I have a friend that has this and he often coughs hard and it goes away, sometimes he takes a nerve pill......(hello anxiety diagnosis), and once I had to come to his house and shock him with a defibrillator.