Psychological correlates of some cardiac pain syndromes of IHD.

  title={Psychological correlates of some cardiac pain syndromes of IHD.},
  author={V. P. Zaitsev},
  journal={Acta medica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
  • V. P. Zaitsev
  • Published 1982
  • Medicine
  • Acta medica Scandinavica. Supplementum
In four series of observations, 563 males with verified diagnoses of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) were examined. Assessment of the patients' psychological status was carried out using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and a clinical rating scale. A close correlation was established between cardiac pain syndromes and the psychological state of IHD patients. The most severe psychological changes were found in association with combined cardiac pain syndromes (angina pectoris… Expand
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