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Sandeep Jauhar: “When Heartbreak Causes Heart Attacks” (Medium)

Sandeep Jauhar: “When Heartbreak Causes Heart Attacks” (Medium)

Data is beginning to show the link between prolonged emotional distress and heart disease

“We paid little attention to ‘psychosocial’ factors during my cardiology fellowship. The focus of our seminars was on pressure-volume loops, cardiac work cycles, resistance of fluid-filled pipes, and capacitance of fluid-filled chambers. We concentrated on clinical trial design, biological mechanisms, and understanding the heart as a machine. As with most academic training programs, the fact that there was an emotional world that could damage (or heal) this pump was largely ignored.”