Cardiophobia is fear of the heart. The main reason for the development of phobia is due to concerns with the heart, especially the ones who had a heart attack or had congenital heart problems as a child who had to undergo a scary heart surgery to correct the underlying problem. People who had chest tightness that mimic real heart problems may also lead to cardiophobia. The sufferers are prone to becoming hypochondriacs because of their fears of suffering from heart ailments. Early detection is the key to controlling problems involving the heart. Therapy or panic treatment can be very helpful because this allows cardiophobe to get rid of the factors that may trigger their fear. Once the reasons are made known and dealt with properly it will be easier to overcome, thus becoming physically sick and emotionally disturb are avoided.

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