n. an excessive and irrational fear of matters concerning the health of the heart. Specifically, it is an extreme fear of having heart disease or experiencing a heart attack. See cardiac neurosis. Also cardiac anxiety.

CARDIOPHOBIA: "Cardiophobia may be experienced by people who have a history of heart disease in the family or have seen someone die of heart failure."
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