Sandeep Jauhar | Interview: “We need to pay more attention to our emotional lives” – The Week
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Interview: “We need to pay more attention to our emotional lives” The Week

Interview: “We need to pay more attention to our emotional lives” The Week

“Being a cardiologist, Dr Sandeep Jauhar’s fascination with the heart doesn’t come as a surprise. But his interest stems from something very personal—’a malignant family history’. ‘My paternal grandfather whom I never met died of heart attack, as did my maternal grandfather. My mother died of heart disease. I myself have the beginnings of a coronary disease,’ he tells THE WEEK over the phone from Long Island, New York. His new book, Heart: A History, therefore, is a personal narrative (his first two books, Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation and Doctored: The Disillusionment of An American Physician, were both medical memoirs). But it does go beyond the personal. Beautifully written, with prose that reads almost like poetry in places, the book traces the journey of our understanding (and the lack of it) of the heart. In this interview, Jauhar, director, Heart Failure Program, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, talks about what ails the heart, our failings and the kind of research needed to treat the heart…”