Robert Soufer, M.D.
Robert Soufer, M.D., is associate professor of medicine at Yale University and chief of cardiovascular medicine for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He established the neurocardiac research program at those institutions, advocating an interdisciplinary approach to cardiac disease.
Stress: From the Aroused Brain to the Reacting Heart
Rates of heart disease have remained high despite low-fat diets, cardiovascular workouts, and smoking cessation. Psychological stress has long been a suspect, but only now are scientists beginning to understand how stressful experiences reach and damage the cardiovascular system.