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How Emotions Can Affect the Heart

Studies now show that stress and despair can significantly influence health, especially that of the heart.  The link between emotional health and heart health is the subject of a new book, “Heart: A History,” by Dr. Sandeep Jauhar.

Dr. Jauhar, a cardiologist, traces the history of cardiovascular medicine and explores its remarkable technological advances, from open-heart surgery to the artificial heart. Read more about what he says about doctors devoting more attention to the emotional factors that can influence heart disease, like unhappy relationships, poverty, income inequality and work stress.