15 Mar Watch: “Have Heart” (Profile) – Convicts
“Dr. Sandeep Jauhar grew up with a healthy fear of unhealthy hearts. His grandfather died unexpectedly of cardiac failure in front of Dr. Jauhar’s father. Growing up in the Jauhar house, the biological heart was a source of fear and mystery. Seeking to not only understand his fears, but alleviate those of others, Dr. Jauhar became a cardiologist.
After years of looking at other people’s heart problems, Dr. Jauhar had a problem of his own. This experience re-oriented his perspective: he now understands the human heart to be intricately connected with our emotional states. Through this exploration of heart as metaphor and cardiology as hard science, Dr. Jauhar authored the book Heart: A History. CONVICTS sat down for a hearty chat with the cardiologist and got his word on broken heart syndrome, the violent impact of stress on our bodies and the spookier qualities of transplanted hearts…”Watch