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The study of psychological factors in the aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of coronary heart disease. The field was launched by the German psychologist Jochen Jordan (born 1951) and two colleagues at an international conference (Statuskonferenz Psychokardiologie) in Frankfurt in 1998. Also called behavioural cardiology (US behavioral cardiology) or cardiac psychology. See also Type A. [From Greek psyche the mind + kardia heart + logos word, discourse, or reason]

Subjects: Psychology.

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