n. an anxiety reaction which results from an actual heart ailment, from worry over having a heart condition, or from fear of developing a coronary-related disease. It usually develops when the person experiences initial symptoms like a palpitation, murmur, or chest pain. See cardiac anxiety.

CARDIAC NEUROSIS: "Cardiac neurosis is an anxiety condition which may compel one to either worry or panic."
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