Psychiatric and Respiratory Aspects of Functional Cardiovascular Syndromes

  • Christopher Bass
  • William N. Gardner
  • Graham Jackson


Patients who exhibit morbid concern about their heart yet do not present symptoms suggestive of heart disease are more likely to be referred to the psychiatrist than to the cardiologist. The fear may range from phobic concern, hypochondriacal preoccupation, to delusional conviction.


Chest Pain Normal Coronary Artery Effort Syndrome Anxiety Neurosis Hyperventilation Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Bass
    • 1
  • William N. Gardner
    • 2
  • Graham Jackson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychological MedicineJohn Radcliffe HospitalHeadington, OxfordEngland
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic MedicineKings College School of Medicine and DentistryLondonEngland
  3. 3.Cardiac DepartmentGuy’s HospitalLondonEngland

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