Cardiophobia is a kind of specific phobia which is under anxiety disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM 5). Individuals with cardiophobia experience irrational fears of having a heart attack as well as frequent complaints regarding heart palpitations, chest pain, and similar sensations without physical pathology. Despite several negative medical tests, those with cardiophobia persistently believe that they suffer from a certain heart disease. People with this condition catastrophize minor physical sensations and are extremely influenced by media coverage on cardiac health.

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