Throughout history and across cultures, people have viewed the heart symbolically as the “seat of the soul” and the source of human emotions. Although emotions don’t reside in the heart, they have powerful influence over the heart’s health and physiology. Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar argues that his field can no longer ignore the impact of emotions on heart disease in light of intriguing new findings. For those who have so far discounted feelings as part of the health equation, Jauhar’s speech may prompt a change of heart.
About the Speaker
Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar is the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.