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Non-cardiac chest pain and benign palpitations in the cardiac clinic.

Authors
  • Mayou, R
  • Bryant, B
  • Forfar, C
  • Clark, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
British heart journal
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
72
Issue
6
Pages
548–553
Identifiers
PMID: 7857738
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A substantial proportion of the consecutive referrals continued to describe symptoms and disability throughout the three years after clinic attendance. Outcome was poor for those who had negative investigations and were reassured that they had no cardiac disorder or other serious physical finding. These results have implications for defining the role of psychological assessment and for the formulation of cost effective clinical measures to (a) minimise disability associated with cardiac disorder; and (b) prevent and treat handicaps in those without major physical diagnoses.

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