Haider Warraich - 'State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease'
Dr. Warraich takes readers inside the ER, inside patients' rooms, and inside the history and science of cardiac disease. He traces the entire arc of the heart, from the very first time it was depicted on stone tablets, to a future in which it may very well become redundant.
In State of the Heart, the journey to rid the world of heart disease is shown to be reflective of the journey of medical science at large. We are learning not only that women have as much heart disease as men, but that the type of heart disease women experience is diametrically different from that in men. We are learning that heart disease and cancer may have more in common than we could have imagined. And we are learning how human evolution itself may have led to the epidemic of heart disease. In understanding how our knowledge of the heart evolved, State of the Heart traces the twisting and turning road that science has taken—filled with potholes and blind turns—all the way back to its very origin.
Dr. Haider Warraich is currently a fellow in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center and the author of Modern Death. He's joined in conversation with Dr. Damon Tweedy (Black Man in a White Coat).
In State of the Heart, Dr. Haider Warraich takes readers inside the ER, inside patients' rooms, and inside the history and science of cardiac disease.