Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Chest Pain Complaints Referred to the Heart Emergency Department of Taleghani Hospital in Tehran, Iran

Authors

  • Parastoo Amiri Community Medicine Specialist, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Psychosomatic Researcher of Psychosomatic Research Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  • Saeed Ganji Student of Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Farzad Goli Professor, Faculty Instructor, Energy Medicine University, California, USA AND Denesh-e Tandorosti Institute, Isfahan, Iran
  • Hamid Afshar-Zanjani Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine AND Psychosomatic Research Center, Khorshid Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  • Amir Ghaffari-Jolfayi Student of Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Azadeh Sayarifard Associate Professor, Community Medicine Specialist, Community Based Participatory Research Center, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Psychosomatic Researcher of Psychosomatic Research Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  • Fakhri alsadat Khalifeh-Soltani PhD Student of Health Psychology, Behavioral Sciences Research Center AND Psychosomatic Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  • Marjan Vejdani Student Research Committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Maryam Mohseny Assistant Professor, Community Medicine Specialist, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Psychosomatic Researcher of Psychosomatic Research Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

Background: Chest pain is one of the most common reasons for people to go to cardiac emergency clinics. This study was conducted with the aim to evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients with chest pain referred to the heart emergency clinic of Taleghani Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was performed on 103 patients with chest pain who were referred to the emergency department. Furthermore, a follow-up was carried out. Data were collected using a demographic information form and mental health survey (28-item General Health Questionnaire; Goldberg & Hillier, 1979) in the two groups of cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain.

Results: Among all the referred patients, 74 patients (71.8%) did not have a definitive diagnosis of cardiovascular disorders (CVDs). The results revealed that among the patients with non-cardiac chest pain, 56 (75.7%), 55 (74.3%), 54 (73%), and 22 (29.7%) individuals had phyisical disorder, anxiety, social dysfunction, and depressive disorder. Among the patients, who were definitively diagnosed with CVDs, 14 (48.3%), 10 (34.5%), 7 (24.1%), and 6 (20.7%) individuals had anxiety, physical disoreder, social dysfunction, and depressive disorder. Among all patients, physical disorder had a significant relationship with gender (P = 0.047), and physical and anxiety disorders had a significant relationship‎ with history of recurrent chest pain in the last 6 months (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Due to the high number of non-cardiac patients who refer to the emergency department with chest pain complaints, it is recommended that all patients with chest pain complaints be screened for psychiatric diseases.

Author Biographies

Parastoo Amiri, Community Medicine Specialist, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Psychosomatic Researcher of Psychosomatic Research Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Department

Saeed Ganji, Student of Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Department

Farzad Goli, Professor, Faculty Instructor, Energy Medicine University, California, USA AND Denesh-e Tandorosti Institute, Isfahan, Iran

Department

Hamid Afshar-Zanjani, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine AND Psychosomatic Research Center, Khorshid Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Department

Amir Ghaffari-Jolfayi, Student of Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Department

Azadeh Sayarifard, Associate Professor, Community Medicine Specialist, Community Based Participatory Research Center, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High-Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Psychosomatic Researcher of Psychosomatic Research Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Department

Fakhri alsadat Khalifeh-Soltani, PhD Student of Health Psychology, Behavioral Sciences Research Center AND Psychosomatic Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Department

Maryam Mohseny, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine Specialist, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Psychosomatic Researcher of Psychosomatic Research Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Department

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2021-01-03

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Amiri, P., Ganji, S., Goli, F., Afshar-Zanjani, H., Ghaffari-Jolfayi, A., Sayarifard, A., Khalifeh-Soltani, F. alsadat, Vejdani, M. ., & Mohseny, M. (2021). Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Chest Pain Complaints Referred to the Heart Emergency Department of Taleghani Hospital in Tehran, Iran. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 7(4), 256-266. Retrieved from https://ijbmc.org/index.php/ijbmc/article/view/237

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