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Impending sense of doom for heart victims

People who suffer chest pain or a heart attack, conditions described as acute coronary syndrome, also commonly experience anxiety and a sense of terror from dying, which can go on to develop into depression and other mood disturbances. Emotional response to pain was greater if the pain was associated with a cardiac cause and in female patients, according to a study. Factors that were protective of distress and fear included an active lifestyle.

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Date: 28 December 2005

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-12-28T202441Z_01_HAR873466_RTRUKOC_0_US-DISTRESS-PATIENTS.xml

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