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    Time to get to grips with cardiac psychology.
    • Chris Bundy, SL Health Psychology/ Psychological Medicine

    Dear Editor

    Newman's article [1] underscores the link between thoughts (cognitions), emotions and the behaviour that results from the combination. This is the basis of psychology but this model of human behaviour is not always understood by Cardiology colleagues.

    It is sometimes assumed that health threatening behaviour, for example continuing to smoke after a cardiac event, is a form of willful self- negle...

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