The Regulator welcomes renowned cardiologist, Haider Warraich, for a talk about his new book, State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease.
In State of the Heart, Dr. Haider Warraich 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. While heart disease has been around for a while, the type of heart disease people have, why they have it, and how it’s treated is changing. Yet, the golden age of heart science is only just beginning.
New technology to treat heart failure is fundamentally changing just what it means to be human. 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. In understanding how our knowledge of the heart evolved, Dr. Warraich 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. His medical and Op Ed pieces have appeared in many media outlets including the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, and the LA Times among others. He is also the author of Modern Death.