The Science and Art of a Broken Heart: TEDxNEOMED

As Valentine’s Day approaches and thoughts might be turning to poetry, ideas from interventional cardiologist Ankur Kalra, M.D., offer a new perspective.

Dr. Kalra, an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, studies broken-heart syndrome – otherwise known as stress cardiomyopathy. It’s a condition that has become more common during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A team of more than 20 College of Medicine students led by Nupur Goel, a third-year medicine student, organized the first TEDxNEOMED event, The Call to Heal: Healing Ourselves, Our Neighbors and Our World,” held Oct. 23, 2021.  At the inaugural TEDxNEOMED event, Dr. Kalra spoke about the healing role that poetry can play.

Watch Dr. Kalra speak on The Science and the Art of a Broken Heart.

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