CARDIAC NEUROSIS

The fear of developing or having a heart condition after a slight palpitation or chest pain episode and they sure something is wrong.

ATROPINE

n. an anticholinergic drug derived from plants, particularly from belladonna (see also belladonna alkaloids). It is also produced synthetically. Its effects include increased heart...

CARDIAC PACEMAKER

A device implanted into the chest to control the heart beats and heart rhythm.

AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA

the exaggerated activity of the autonomic nervous system caused by a spinal-cord injury at or above the sixth thoracic vertebra. It may be...

CARDIAC PSYCHOLOGY

Health psychology. Specialising in disease and health of the cardiovascular system.

BRADYCARDIA

n. a condition which manifests as heartbeat slower than normal. A slow heart rate usually reads at below 60 beats per minute, and symptoms...

CARDIAC PSYCHOSIS

Anxiety and disorganised thought processes that occur after a heart attack.

BRADYRHYTHMIA

n. a disturbance in the heart characterized by abnormal slowness in rhythm. It is often diagnosed as being due to the following possible causes:...

CARDIOPHOBIA

Fear of developing a heart condition. See cardiac neurosis.

CARDIAC INDEX

n. a vasodynamic measure of cardiac output, meaning the volume or fraction of blood which the left ventricle of the heart ejects into systemic...

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